Bringing a new research surgical model into production is always a challenging endeavor, and it has become much more challenging with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus’s impact on supply chains, personnel and other resources, and the effects of stress and uncertainty on the people involved forced creativity and in many cases brought the best from these same people. In this presentation, we will discuss the obstacles that we faced and how we ultimately overcame them, along with lessons learned for future rounds of this pandemic.
1. Participants will learn of some of the hidden and unexpected pitfalls in supply chains during the pandemic
2. Participants will learn of specific fast response accommodations made to protect personnel during the pandemic