Reconstructive Microsurgery in the COVID-19 Environment

Tal Shachar, Dafna Shilo Yaacobi, Keren Cohen, Asaf Olshinka, Dean D. Ad-El

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Abstract

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to the plastic surgery field. Substantial changes have been incorporated in hospital and practice protocols in all branches of medicine. Organic medical teams were placed on scheduled shifts to prevent cross-infection, and some working teams were discontinued. Remote technology consultations and deliberations were instituted in hospitals and community medical services to maintain the flow of information on patient status. Several mitigation strategies were implemented during these times throughout medical facilities. We present those implemented in our facility to ensure adequate labor, resources, and facilities along with proper protocols for patient selection and management according to predetermined risk assessment criteria with the hope to assist the healthcare staff to minimize mortality risks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3691
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
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StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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