Surgical activity organization during COVID-19 outbreak: a teaching hospital experience

Surgical activity organization during COVID-19 outbreak: a teaching hospital experience

Authors

  • Valentina Bellini Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Division, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
  • Federico Cozzani General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy
  • Paolo Del Rio General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy
  • Elena Giovanna Bignami Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Division, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Keywords:

COVID-19, surgey, organization, outbreak

Abstract

In order to continue the oncological surgical activity and the surgical emergencies, we have elaborated a reorganization of the surgical department. In particular, differentiated pathways for COVID-19 and NON-COVID-19 patients were promptly planned. This arrangement has involved structural and organizational changes almost daily, with great efforts of the health personnel, but allowing our hospital to be the only one in the area still able to guarantee patients safe access to surgical treatment.

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Published

07-09-2020

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CORRESPONDENCE/CASE REPORTS - SPECIAL COVID19

How to Cite

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Bellini V, Cozzani F, Del Rio P, Bignami EG. Surgical activity organization during COVID-19 outbreak: a teaching hospital experience. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];91(3):e2020027. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10076