Note that the information herein is based on the scientific evidence available on the date of this statement. Several questions on operating room setup for suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 have come from these facilities. Below are the measures to implement.
- Postpone all elective surgeries (for at least one month) and if possible, postpone urgent surgeries until the case is no longer contagious or until a test rules out the possibility of COVID-19 for a patient with compatible symptoms.
- Prepare for all urgent surgery scenarios for suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the various teams: technical services, IPC, operating room, surgeons, anesthesiologists...