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GUIDELINES FOR RESTARTING ELECTIVE SURGERY POST-COVID-19

April 24, 2020 5:08 PM | Anonymous

The Northeast region is fairly diverse in how it has been impacted by COVID-19. With that said:

Non-COVID-19 care should be offered to patients as clinically appropriate and within a state, locality, or facility that has the resources to provide such care and the ability to quickly respond to a subsequent surge in COVID-19 cases, if necessary. The recommendations outlined here are a working document and are subject to change and will be updated as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

Maximum effective utilization of facilities to meet elective surgery patient needs requires that each practice setting (hospital, ASC or office-based) independently develop prioritization plans within the scope of its individual capabilities and conforming to all state and local regulatory safety standards as outlined in this document.

To begin this process, certain principles must be considered


NORTHEAST REGION COVID-19 COALITION SOCIETY MEMBERS
  • Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons (CTSPS)
  • Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons (MSPS)
  • New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (NJSPS)
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS)
  • New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSSPS)
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS)
  • Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society (Ivy)
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