A dramatic SARS-Cov-2 outbreak is hitting Italy hard. To face the new scenario all the hospitals have been re-organised in order to reduce all the outpatient services and to devote almost all their personnel and resources to the management of Covid-19 patients. As a matter of fact, all the services have undergone a deep re-organization guided by: the necessity to reduce exams, to create an environment that helps reduce the virus spread, and to preserve the medical personnel from infection. In these days a re-organization of the endoscopic unit, sited in a high-incidence area, has been adopted, with changes to logistics, work organization and patients selection. With the present manuscript, we want to support gastroenterologists and endoscopists in the organization of a “new” endoscopy unit that responds to the “new” scenario, while remaining fully aware that resources, availability and local circumstances may extremely vary from unit to unit.
Endoscopy during the Covid-19 outbreak : experience and recommendations from a single center in a high-incidence scenario / L. Elli, A. Rimondi, L. Scaramella, M. Topa, M. Vecchi, D. Mangioni, A. Gori, R. Penagini. - In: DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE. - ISSN 1590-8658. - 52:6(2020 Jun), pp. 606-612.
|Titolo:||Endoscopy during the Covid-19 outbreak : experience and recommendations from a single center in a high-incidence scenario|
ELLI, LUCA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Coronavirus; Covid-19; Endoscopy; SARS-CoV-2; Betacoronavirus; Disease Transmission, Infectious; Endoscopy; Humans; Italy; Organizational Innovation; Patient Selection; Risk Adjustment; Coronavirus Infections; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Infection Control; Pandemics; Patient Care Management; Pneumonia, Viral|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2020.04.018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|