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Doctor and hospital groups have created a road map for keeping essential surgeries during a COVID-19 surge


To ensure healthcare organizations, physicians and nurses remain prepared to meet these demands to care for patients who undergo recommended essential operations, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Hospital Association have developed a road map for maintaining essential surgery during the pandemic.

The joint statement includes recommendations on community partnerships, PPE and distancing protocols, and prioritizing procedures.

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