Resuming Elective, Non-Urgent Surgical Procedures
Relevant references and resources to help facilities and clinicians determine whether the timing of reopening and resuming elective, non-urgent cases and the safety of the working environment are appropriate prior to returning to work.
- Preparing a Nonsurgical Pain Practice for Reopening During COVID-19, AANA Journal, October 2020
- Joint Position Statement: Resuming Elective Non-Urgent Gastrointestinal Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 5/28/20
- Position Statement: Resuming Elective, Non-Urgent Surgical Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 4/21/20
- Also, see PPE, N95 Masks, and Respirators resources on Practice Resources (COVID-19).
- AHA, AORN, AdvaMed: Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives
- Supported by the AANA
- White House/CDC Guidelines on Opening Up American Again
- The Joint Commission: Preventing Coronavirus Transmission in ASCs
- CMS: OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN Recommendations Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I
- CMS: Recommendations Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare Phase II
- CMS: Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Healthcare
- ACS, ASA, AORN, AHA: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic, (Updated August 10, 2020)
- ACS: Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance
- ASCA: Resuming Elective Surgery as the COVID-19 Pandemic Recedes
- APSF: COVID-19 and Anesthesia FAQ
- APSF, ASA: Joint Statement on Perioperative Testing for COVID-19 Virus
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