Although the origins of anesthesiology can be traced to the operating theater, the anesthesia provider’s sphere of influence has expanded to include the continuum of perioperative care management and coordination, intensive care specialization, and simulation as a tool for training and safety. In this issue of Anesthesiology, Levy et al. share their experience in a nontraditional setting, developing rapid response capabilities in a COVID-19 field hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In this special article, the authors detail their use of quality improvement approaches and in situ simulation to develop a coordinated, effective response to COVID-19 low-acuity patients who developed clinical deterioration.

The specialty of anesthesiology has a well-deserved reputation for pioneering approaches to improve clinical safety and quality and for innovating in times of crisis. Levy et al. carry on the tradition by demonstrating the...

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