Minimising risk to thoracic surgical teams in an era of COVID-19: exploring possible preventative measures.

Patel, Akshay Jatin, Mohamed, Saifullah, Caruana, Edward Joseph and Naidu, Babu V (2020) Minimising risk to thoracic surgical teams in an era of COVID-19: exploring possible preventative measures. Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0970-9134.

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Abstract

The demands of curtailing the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic have disrupted the world's ability to care for patients with thoracic pathologies. Those who undergo thoracic surgical therapeutic procedures are a high-risk category, likely to have impaired lung function but also high risk for exposing clinical teams to aerosolised viral loads. In light of this global pandemic, thorough pre-procedural planning, adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), experienced personnel and judicious anaesthetic and intra-operative measures will serve to be instrumental in ensuring positive patient outcomes whilst still protecting the safety of healthcare workers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
WG Cardiovascular system. Cardiology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Cardiology
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 14:54
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3731

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