Safety In Surgery During COVID-19
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COVID-19 has changed many daily routines from socializing to visiting a health care provider. This pandemic has affected health care in many ways and in some hospitals this has led to delays of non-urgent surgeries.

There are many reasons your surgeon may recommend waiting until the pandemic ends, says Kendra Kamlitz, M.D., a general surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. It could be to protect your health or limit the spread of COVID-19 infection in your community or the use of ventilators for patients with COVID-19.

Hospitals carefully screen patients before surgery to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Patients are screened for common symptoms such as fever, cough and muscle aches and tested for the infection before their surgery. Also the patient needs to self-quarantine for a period of time before surgery to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus.

Hospital staff is also screened before each shift to check for any signs of COVID-19 infection. Both staff and patients wear masks and practice social distancing. Staff also wears PPE such when working with patients.

Source:
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/surgery-safety-during-covid-19-pandemic/
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