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HANYS Recovery and Preparedness Webinar Series: Safely Resuming Elective Procedures
April 27, 2020
Hosted in collaboration with NY Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
3 - 4 p.m.
Registration is open to HANYS Members and Non Members
Description: Gov. Cuomo announced elective outpatient treatments can resume on April 28 in counties and hospitals without significant risk of a COVID-19 surge. However, the state has not yet issued guidance.
To ensure these services can be resumed safely, the American College of Surgeons and other associations created a roadmap to guide readiness, prioritization and scheduling.
This webinar will discuss local level decision making and considerations to guide physicians, nurses and facilities in their resumption of elective surgery care and review the issues to consider for operating rooms and all procedural areas, factoring in timing, testing, adequate equipment, prioritization and scheduling, data collection and management, COVID-19-related safety and risk mitigation surrounding a second wave.
As the COVID-19 curve continues to flatten, Gov. Cuomo has lifted restrictions on elective surgeries in regions where hospital capacity and the rate of new infections do not present a significant risk of a surge in new positive cases. To ensure patients can have elective surgeries as soon as safely possible, the American Hospital Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses developed a roadmap to guide resuming elective surgeries.
Mark Reiner, MD, professor of surgery and a professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Mount Sinai Hospital; a past governor of ACS and chair of the Manhattan Council of ACS
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