European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) recommendations for trauma and emergency surgery preparation during times of COVID-19 infection

Raul Coimbra, Sara Edwards, Hayato Kurihara, Gary Alan Bass, Zsolt J. Balogh, Jonathan Tilsed, Roberto Faccincani, Michele Carlucci, Isidro Martínez Casas, Christine Gaarder, Arnold Tabuenca, Bruno C. Coimbra, Ingo Marzi

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Abstract

A series of recommendations regarding hospital perioperative preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic were compiled to inform surgeons worldwide on how to provide emergency surgery and trauma care during enduring times.The recommendations are divided into eight domains: (1) General recommendation for surgical services; (2) Emergency Surgery for critically ill COVID-19 positive or suspected patients -Preoperative planning and case selection; (3) Operating Room setup; (4) patient transport to the OR; (5) Surgical staff preparation; (6) Anesthesia considerations; (7) Surgical approach; and (8) Case Completion.The European Society of Emergency Surgery board endorsed these recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Emergency surgery
  • Hospital preparation
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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