joint gi society message on ppe during covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID

The Joint Commission statement on shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid COVID-19 pandemic Face Mask Posters and Infographics Poster - Wear a Mask (black and white printer friendly) Posted April 23 2020 Poster – Wear a Mask (color) Posted April 23 2020 Infographic – Do's and Don'ts for Health Care Staff Wearing Face Masks P osted April 23 2020

Quality improvement during the COVID

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic quality improvement teams at Cleveland Clinic initiated a number of measures to guide the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection and protect care givers This included increasing the frequency of team meetings from monthly to daily or weekly and creating task forces to create protocols for patient transport airway management and

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Surgeons during

May 12 2020Surgeons need guidance regarding appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID‐19 pandemic based on scientific evidence rather than availability The aim of this paper is to inform surgeons of appropriate PPE requirements and to discuss usage availability rationing and future solutions


The KMA is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 more commonly referred to as Coronavirus as new details emerge Physicians are urged to follow guidance from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Centers for Disease Control Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack M D has prepared the following special video message for KMA members regarding the virus


American College of Gastroenterology COVID-19 and GI and Joint GI Society Message on COVID-19 Appropriate and recommended PPE must be worn by staff when available if there is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case at the facility AMA Tips for Keeping Your Practice in Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Yield and Implications of Pre

Gut 2020 4 JOINT GI SOCIETY MESSAGE: COVID-19 Clinical Insights for Our Community of Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Care Providers 2020 5 He X Lau EHY Wu P et al Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19 Nat Med 2020 6 AGA/DHPA joint guidance for resumption of elective endoscopy 2020 7 West CP

Endoscopy activity and COVID

10 Apr | COVID-19 advice for healthcare professionals COVID-19 Guidance Advice News Joint ACPGBI BSG and BSGAR considerations for adapting the rapid access colorectoral cancer pathway during COVID-19 pandemic 03 Apr | COVID-19 advice for healthcare professionals COVID-19 Guidance Advice GI Endoscopy Activity and COVID-19: Next steps

Other PPE Recommendations

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases American College of Gastroenterology American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy issued a joint gastroenterology society message on COVID-19 use of personal protective equipment in GI endoscopy


Download a print-friendly version In response to the rapidly evolving challenges faced by hospitals related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and broad calls to curtail "elective" surgical procedures the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provides the following guidance on the management of non-emergent operations


ASA and APSF recognize that decisions to reduce non-urgent procedures are dependent on each facility's geographic location (e g the existing and expected community risk for COVID infection) available personal protective equipment (e g N95 masks respirators and body protection) and intensive care resources (e g facility and provider


EAES and SAGES recommendations regarding surgical response to COVID-19 crisis Joint recommendations released 30 March 2020 Note: these recommendations are subject to change and update EAES and SAGES are committed to the protection and care of patients their surgeons and staff and all who are served by the medical community at large

Society of Interventional Radiology

COVID-19 Statistics The average incubation period is currently estimated to be 5–6 days with 97 5% of patients presenting with symptoms within 11 5 days of exposure 1–3 Currently 80% of cases are considered mild to moderate based on a WHO study of the initial outbreak in China 2 21 9% crude fatality ratio (CFR) in laboratory confirmed cases in those 80 years of age or older and a 3


JOINT GASTROENTEROLOGY SOCIETY MESSAGE: COVID-19 Use of Personal Protective Equipment in GI Endoscopy The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a rapid pace GI endoscopists are being asked to care for patients who may harbor and transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus Several strategies have been


JOINT GI SOCIETY MESSAGE: COVID-19 Clinical Insights for Our Community of Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Care Providers posing potential risks during endoscopy and colonoscopy to other patients Make sure appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and worn by all membersof the endoscopy team: gloves mask

Ethical considerations during the COVID

The care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has added many layers of complexity to ethical issues Our response emphasizes the importance of having an ethically sound framework to inform our decisions requiring caregivers to consider what is ethically optimal and feasible for the patient It is increasingly important to understand the ethical principles and to appropriately apply them

Catheterization Laboratory Considerations During the

Ideally for patients with known COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 who are required to come to the catheterization laboratory patients should wear surgical masks and all members of the catheterization laboratory team should don PPE (preferably for aerosolized precautions given the risk of emergent intubation suctioning and CPR)

Recommended operating room practice during the COVID‐19

May 12 2020PPE personal protective equipment PAPR powered air‐purifying respirator Indications for the use of PAPR masks varied ( Table 4 ) although full PPE and formal training in its use was recommended in all articles 7 - 17 for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID‐19 infection

Responding to COVID

3/31/20: Patient-Centered Care for Pregnant Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Joint statement with ACOG AAFP and SMFM) 3/27/20: Checking In - Message from ACNM's CEO 3/26/20: Statement on Support for People in Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic 3/23/20: Assisting Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Message from ACNM's CEO


May 12 2020COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Interim Final Rule: This document provides a summary of the second interim final rule with comment addressing COVID-19 that CMS issued on April 30 which is intended to provide additional flexibilities to healthcare providers to respond to the public health threats posed by COVID-19 spread Read more

Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance

Review whether time-outs and briefings need revision with regard to COVID-19 risk COVID-19 testing results and ensure PPE use guidelines are being followed Consider guideline for personnel to be present during intubation and consider including waiting time (e g with regard to air circulation cycling time) before beginning operation


(April 7) Dental Products Report: Endodontists During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 7) Dentistry Today: QA: COVID-19 Treatment With AAE President Dr Keith V Krell (April 1) Dental Tribune: AAE Tells Governors and State Health Officials That Endodontists Need PPE (April 1) WDVM: Taking Care of Your Oral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical FAQs Coronavirus (2019

Jun 10 202019 What PPE should I use for patients who have tested negative for COVID-19? Please review the ASA joint statement on PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic 20 Should asymptomatic patients be considered COVID-19+? Asymptomatic carriers are less likely to be present in areas with low COVID-19 prevalence


ECCO Information on COVID-19 (ECCO-IBD) Proteccin en Unidades de Endoscopia frente al COVID-19 (SEED) Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected (WHO) Joint GI society message: COVID-19 clinical insights for our community of gastroenterologists and gastroenterology care providers (AGA)

Yield and Implications of Pre

Gut 2020 4 JOINT GI SOCIETY MESSAGE: COVID-19 Clinical Insights for Our Community of Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Care Providers 2020 5 He X Lau EHY Wu P et al Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19 Nat Med 2020 6 AGA/DHPA joint guidance for resumption of elective endoscopy 2020 7 West CP


The American College of Radiology (ACR) is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) and other reliable sources regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) To help radiology professionals make more informed decisions the ACR has collected the radiology-specific COVID-19 materials below

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) New Joint Commission Statement The Joint Commission issued a statement that supports allowing staff to bring their own standard face masks or respirators to wear at work when their health care organizations cannot routinely provide access to protective equipment that is commensurate with the risk to which

AGA issues formal recommendations for PPE during

AGA recommends increasing personal protective equipment (PPE) during all GI procedures during the coronavirus pandemic as well as triaging procedures following a decision-making framework outlined in the recommendations document This guidance expands upon the joint society

Joint guidance on performing CTcolonography in the

during the current Covid-19 epidemic and during the recovery phase The guidance is intended to highlight best practice and standardise processes for service delivery As with all guidance it should be considered in conjunction with local policies and procedures and interpreted for local use

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