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April 22, 2020

Perioperative COVID-19 defense: an evidence-based approach for optimization of infection control and operating room management.

Dexter F, Parra MC, Brown JR, et al. Perioperative COVID-19 defense: an evidence-based approach for optimization of infection control and operating room management. Anesth Analg. 2020;131(1):37-42. doi:10.1213/ane.0000000000004829.

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Dexter F, Parra MC, Brown JR, et al. Anesth Analg. 2020;131(1):37-42.

The authors describe eight empirical recommendations for optimizing infection control and operating room (OR) management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations address (1) hand hygiene, (2) environmental cleaning, (3) patient decolonization, (4) vascular care, (5) surveillance of pathogen transmission, (6) efficient use of personal protective equipment (7) OR scheduling, and (8) postoperative recovery settings.

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Dexter F, Parra MC, Brown JR, et al. Perioperative COVID-19 defense: an evidence-based approach for optimization of infection control and operating room management. Anesth Analg. 2020;131(1):37-42. doi:10.1213/ane.0000000000004829.