A Message from the Editor-in-Chief Regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Dear Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine community,

These are trying times as the global community battles the COVID-19 pandemic.  Anesthesiologists are in a strategic position to help their hospitals from a patient care perspective and through various leadership roles.  Many of us, including myself, are being deployed with extra shifts and responsibilities in an effort to support our health system’s ability to care for patients in a time of life-threatening supply line disruptions and resource utilization.  We recognize that issues related to the journal will take a backseat until this crisis ebbs. RAPM will grant extensions to any author or reviewer as needed.  If you are an author who has recently submitted a manuscript, please be patient as our review capacity is drastically reduced.  For personalized assistance and any concerns you may have, please feel free to reach out directly to me at brian.d.sites@dartmouth.edu.

With deep appreciation for all you do,

Brian D. Sites, MD, MS
Editor-in-Chief
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine