Management of a COVID-19 patient in the endoscopy suite

Post written by Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

This video is a training video to assist gastroenterologists with how to properly protect themselves with PPE equipment when performing endoscopy in patients with COVID-19. The video reviews different aspects of proper social distancing and also how to safely monitor who enters and exits the endoscopy room to prevent inadvertent exposures to COVID-19.

COVID-19 has changed how we practice. Patients with COVID-19 as well as those with suspected COVID-19 may require endoscopy. To ensure the safety of the endoscopist, nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, and other team members, proper PPE and additional precautions are needed to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Watching this video will provide this important training.

Read the full article online.

The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent the position of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and is not liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, information, or procedures set forth.

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