Title

Commentary: Rethinking surgical protocols in the COVID-19 era

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery at UMMS-Baystate

Publication Date

2020-04-13

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Patient Safety | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases

Abstract

In the current era of the SARS-CoV-2 (ie, COVID-19) pandemic, routine preoperative nasal swabbing for identification of Staph carriers in our patient population should be reconsidered.

Keywords

COVID-19, surgery, protocols, nasal swabbing

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.04.015

Source

Engelman DT, Arora RC. Commentary: Rethinking surgical protocols in the COVID-19 era. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 13:S0022-5223(20)30910-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.04.015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32448690; PMCID: PMC7153524. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32448690

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