World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Introducing the COVID-19 Surgical Huddle and Checklist: The Novel Dangers We Face Require Novel Adaptations to Our Current Safety Mechanisms

Louise Amelia Kenny1* and Morgan Learoyd2

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Freeman Hospital, UK 2Department of Surgery, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Australia

*Correspondance to: Louise Amelia Kenny 

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Abstract

Safe surgical practice is vulnerable to errors in the evolving pandemic of COVID-19. Our wellestablished routines, which safeguard patients against adverse events and complications, are falling short with the increased burdens on the team, the process and the communication. This perspective examines these multifactorial stressors and consequences for the team and patient and puts forward the concept of a pre-operative huddle, guided by a targeted checklist, for the surgical team operating upon a COVID-19 positive or suspected patient

Keywords:

Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019

Citation:

Kenny LA, Learoyd M. Introducing the COVID-19 Surgical Huddle and Checklist: The Novel Dangers We Face Require Novel Adaptations to Our Current Safety Mechanisms. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020;3:1235..

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