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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Considerations for Perioperative Healthcare Providers
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  • Dan Wu,
  • yanfei xia,
  • Jiapeng Huang,
  • Xiaoming Yang,
  • hongmei Wang,
  • jiang Qian
Dan Wu
Zhe Jiang Hospital
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yanfei xia
Zhe Jiang Hospital
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Jiapeng Huang
University of Louisville
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Xiaoming Yang
Air Force Medical Center, PLA
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hongmei Wang
Zhe Jiang Hospital
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jiang Qian
Zhe Jiang Hospital
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Abstract

Objectives This review provides an assessment of recent published or presented trends of perioperative healthcare of COVID-19 which is hitting the world, to provide refer for the frontline medical staff during the outbreak of epidemic, especially for surgeons and anesthesiologists. Methods Searching and reviewing recent published or presented articles about the COVID-19 from PubMed, COVID-19 center of ScienceDirect, Medline, JAMA, The LANCET, MedRxiv, some main Chinese journals and so on. Results The coronavirus disease 2019 has heightened infectious probability and has caused hundreds of thousands death. How to recognize, treat, and overcome this disease is a problem that all medical staff and all humans need to face. First, we should correctly identify suspicious and diagnosed patients and take protection levels according to the type of patients. Surgery and endoscopy are a serious issue during the epidemic, unless emergency condition. Once COVID-19 patients have to accept surgery, more detailed issues should be considered. Besides, special management methods should be implemented for special COVID-19 patients. Conclusion Safety for patients and healthcare providers is very important, we should do what we can do to cut off the spread of the virus in hospital and reduce the risk of infection.