Surgical COVID-19 Resource Guide

Surgical Covid-19 Resource Guide

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One.Surgery recognises the enormous amount of information that is being produced in relation to covid-19 and its management. We have curated a quick resource guide for the surgical profession. We will try to maintain new information as it is produced, but can take no responsibility for the information found on the external links below.

Anesthesia, Perioperative and Intensive Care

1. World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) guidelines for anesthesia and perioperative care providers

2. The Royal College of Anesthetists resources on COVID-19

3. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) COVID-19 resources for Anesthesiologists

4. European Society of Anesthesiologists (ESA) Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients

5. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Perioperative Considerations for the COVID-19

6. European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) resources on COVID-19

7. Association of Peri-operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Toolkit on COVID-19

Surgical Care

1. The Royal College of Surgeons of England Guidance for surgeons working during the COVID-19 pandemic

2. Joint policy statement on COVID-19 from the Royal Surgical Colleges

3. American College of Surgeons (ACS) COVID-19 resources for Surgeons

4. American College of Surgeons (ACS) Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures in COVID-19

5. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) practice advisory on COVID-19

6. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Recommendations

7. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Guidance Regarding Elective and Non-Essential Patient Care

8. American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) resources on COVID-19

9. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Resource Centre on COVID-19

10. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Important coronavirus updates for Ophthalmologists

11. Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations

12. Ambulatory Surgery Centre Association (ASCA) resources on COVID-19

13. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Statement on COVID-19 and its effect on surgical training

14. British Orthopaedic Association – Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic

15. American College of Surgeons (ACS) COVID-19: Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures

16. American Urological Association Coronavirus Diseases 2019 Information Centre

17. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) COVID-19 Resources

18. European Society of ColoProctology (ESCP) COVID19 Resources

19. Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19

20. Updated Royal College of Surgeons (UK) Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19

21. Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) COVID-19 site-specific management resources

22. American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) COVID-19 Bulletin Board

23. British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Guidelines on Endoscopy during COVID-19

24. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) updates on COVID-19

25. American College of Surgeons(ACS)/Atrium Health: Tiered surgical response plan for COVID-19

26. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – COVID-19 Resource Hub

27. British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) COVID-19 Information for Paediatric Surgeons

28. CEORL-HNS (The Confederation of the European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery) Statement to COVID-19

29. Royal College of Surgeons of England COVID-19: Good Practice for Surgeons and Surgical Teams

30. Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) COVID-19 Resource Hub

Infection Control Practices

1. WHO’s technical guidance on Infection prevention and control / WASH in COVID-19

2. CDC’s resources on Infection Control Practices

3. CDC’s Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

4. CDC’s Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Hospital Administrators

1. American Hospital Association (AHA) resources on COVID-19

2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies

3. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) resources on COVID-19

4. CDC’s Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response

5. CEORL-HNS (The Confederation of the European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery) Statement to COVID-19

Information sharing and ongoing studies

1. COVID-19 Expert (Mobile app)- A crowd-sourced collection of online medical resources to support doctors treating COVID-19 patients

2. COVIDSurg- a collaborative global cohort study tracking the outcomes of surgical patients with COVID-19 infection by NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

3. COVID Symptom Tracker

4. Operation COVID/OpCOVID: Twitter platform to discuss best practices concerning operating in COVID19

5. PanSurg: Imperial College London hosted global collaborative real-time platform to share experience, policy, data on surgical care in COVID19 pandemic

6. Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register to support rapid evidence synthesis

7. COVID-19 Trials Tracker

Online Training and Educational Tools for Clinicians

1. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Online Training on Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians

2. Clinical Guidance on COVID-19 by The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists

3. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

4. World Health Organisation – open access online Covid-19 courses

5. Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Tool Kit

6. FEMA: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

7. e-Learning for healthcare – Online corona virus course

Government and Regulatory

1. NHS Update on non-urgent elective surgery in COVID-19

2. Government of India’s Advisory for Hospitals and Medical Institutions on non-urgent elective surgery in COVID-19

3. NHS Clinical Guide for the Management of Surgical patients during the Coronavirus pandemic

Research publications

1. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/National University of Singapore: What we do when a COVID-19 patient needs an operation: operating room preparation and guidance

2. Turkish Journal of Colorectal disease: What to Do When A Patient Infected With COVID-19 Needs An Operation: A Pre-surgery, Peri-surgery and Post-surgery Guide

3. Annals of Surgery: Minimally invasive surgery and the novel Coronavirus outbreak: lessons learned in China and Italy

4. Integrated Infection Control Strategy to Minimize Nosocomial Infection of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among ENT Healthcare Workers

5. Annals of Surgery/Ariadne Labs: Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems

6. Annals of Surgery: COVID-19 Outbreak and Surgical Practice: Unexpected Fatality in Perioperative Period

7. British Journal of Surgery (BJS): COVID‐19 pandemic: perspectives on an unfolding crisis

8. International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)/Anesthesia & Analgesia: Collection of COVID-19 related research publications

9. Annals of Surgery: Protecting Surgical Teams During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Narrative Review and Clinical Considerations

10. Annals of Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Triage of Elective Cancer Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital During the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

11. Annals of Surgery: COVID-19 preparedness within the surgical, obstetric and anesthetic ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa

12. Annals of Surgery: COVID-19 – Considerations and Implications for Surgical Learners

13. Annals of Surgery: Tracheotomy in ventilated patients with COVID-19

14. Annals of Surgery: The Distancing of Surgeon from Patient in the era of COVID-19: Bring on the Innovation

15. Annals of Surgery: COVID-19 & the General Surgical Department – Measures to reduce spread of SARS-COV-2 among Surgeons

16. Annals of Surgery: Lung Transplantation for elderly patients with end-stage COVID-19

17. Annals of Surgery: Emergency surgery in suspected COVID-19 patients with acute abdomen: case series and perspectives

18. Annals of Surgery: A Low Cost, Safe and Effective Method for Smoke Evacuation in Laparoscopic Surgery for Suspected Coronavirus Patients

19. Annals of Surgery: An emergency surgery in severe case infected by COVID-19 with perforated duodenal bulb ulcer

20. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery: Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Pandemics: Ethical Considerations

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