What we do when a COVID-19 patient needs an operation: operating room preparation and guidance

26 mars 2020

Source : Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2020

AuteurLian Kah Ti and Al.


We read with interest the recent review in the Journal by Wax and Christian1 on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first case of COVID-19 in Singapore was confirmed on 23 January 2020.2 In the week of February 13–19, the World Health Organization reported that Singapore had more cases of COVID-19 than any other country outside of mainland China.3 We wish to share the protocol that we use in our hospital in preparing an operating room (OR) for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients coming for surgery.

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