The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has taught us that the world is interconnected. From your Italian villa in Northern Italy you might have thought the events in Wuhan, China, in early January 2021 would not affect your life. Weeks later, your friends and perhaps family were facing life-or-death scenarios in your local hospital. You might have thought that you and your friends working in a meat processing plant had little to worry about when a virus swept through Northern Italy. A few months later, many would be dead. What happens anywhere in the world affects everyone in the world.

This applies to anesthesia as well. The rise in interconnectedness means that global anesthesia is more essential than ever. The sharing of medical knowledge and improvements in public health systems is essential for both the current practice and...

You do not currently have access to this content.