Recommendations for sedation outside the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keywords: Sedation, Procedures outside the operating room, Pandemic, COVID-19, Personal protection elements

Abstract

The current spread of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) and its disease COVID-19, has confronted society with a paradigm shift in all fields: political, social, religious, economic, and healthcare is no exception. This has created challenges for the adequate and safe delivery of services for patients and healthcare workers.

Notwithstanding the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease, the outbreak continues to escalate. COVID-19 is currently the disease receiving the most attention worldwide; however, patients continue to present other conditions that demand the same level of care to be effectively controlled, so that they do not become another healthcare concern, as a result of potential secondary complications due to poor care.

This reflection article gives recommendations to care for patients requiring diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures under sedation, outside the operating room, keeping the current standards and biosecurity protocols in mind. Moreover, it provides a brief description of the disease, symptoms, diagnosis and transmission routes.

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Suárez Aguilar L. Recommendations for sedation outside the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020Sep.7 [cited 2020Nov.27];48(4). Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/929

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Suárez Aguilar L. Recommendations for sedation outside the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020Sep.7 [cited 2020Nov.27];48(4). Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/929
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