Elective surgeries are in the process of reopening. Many cities have already begun restarting their elective surgeries with quite a few new processes and procedures to ensure employee and patient safety. Here are a few of those new processes and procedures that you will likely see implemented in the near future.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 tests for all patients who will be undergoing operations. COVID-19 tests will be administered as preoperative information. This will be implemented in places that have residual community transmission. If the proper testing materials are unavailable, PPE equipment that is appropriate for clinical tasks should be made available to the surgical team.
Dr. Joubin Gabbay, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, stated that all patients must take a COVID-19 test 5-7 days prior to receiving an elective treatment. They also will implement virtual consultations and require all patients to wear a face mask or face shield during their operation.
The CDC encourages those who perform elective surgeries to only resume if they have the proper PPE and medical-surgical supplies to perform these procedures safely.
Dr. Raby Rahban, another plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, has already begun performing elective procedures. The waiting room to his office will remain closed, as patients will text when they have arrived, to ensure there is only one patient in the waiting room at a time. Patients will have their temperature taken upon their arrival, and will be prescreened over the phone before their appointment.
As these elective procedures begin to restart, plastic surgeons and other doctors must consider ways to keep both their patients and their staff safe from harm. Providing KN95 masks for all patients upon their arrival will ensure they do not pass any bacteria to your staff. As well as providing KN95 masks for your staff to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them.
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