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Are you surgically current? Lessons from aviation for returning to non-urgent surgery following COVID-19.

Hardie JA, Brennan PA. Are you surgically current? Lessons from aviation for returning to non-urgent surgery following COVID-19. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg.  Epub 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.06.012.

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July 22, 2020
Hardie JA, Brennan PA. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020;58(7):843-847.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to hospitals delaying or cancelling many elective and non-urgent surgeries. Drawing from aviation, article explores the impact of prolonged absences from the operating room on surgical technical skills and psyche, and introduces a Surgical Skills Currency Barometer, which can be used by surgeons to assess their personal surgical competency when planning to return to non-urgent surgery.  

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Hardie JA, Brennan PA. Are you surgically current? Lessons from aviation for returning to non-urgent surgery following COVID-19. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg.  Epub 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.06.012.