The interventional radiology service during the covid-19 pandemic: Steps for managing the risk of infection

Anna Maria Ierardi, Aldo Carnevale, Melchiore Giganti, Gianpaolo Carrafiello

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Abstract

It is imperative to ensure the safety of health-care workers in the angiographic room during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The selection criteria for interventional radiology (IR) procedures, the prepara-tion of the staff and angiographic suite, ventilation systems, and intra-and post-procedural workflow optimization methods are detailed. The specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health may result in higher costs, longer procedural times, and greater technical problems. However, these precautions may help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among IR practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Angio Suite
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • COVID-19
  • Interventional Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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