Title

Perioperative Considerations During Emergency General Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: A U.S. Experience

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery at UMMS-Baystate

Publication Date

2020-04-27

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases

Abstract

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) strain has caused a pandemic that affects everyday clinical practice. Care of patients with acute surgical problems is adjusted to minimize exposing health care providers to this highly contagious virus. Our goal is to describe a specific and reproducible perioperative protocol aiming to keep health care providers safe and, simultaneously, not compromise standard of care for surgical patients.

Keywords

COVID-19, emergency general surgery, perioperative protocol

DOI of Published Version

10.1089/lap.2020.0266

Source

Orthopoulos G, Fernandez GL, Dahle JL, Casey E, Jabbour N. Perioperative Considerations During Emergency General Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: A U.S. Experience. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020 Apr 27. doi: 10.1089/lap.2020.0266. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32339074. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of laparoendoscopic and advanced surgical techniques. Part A

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32339074

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