Covid-19 Outbreak: what the department of endoscopy should know
3 Apr, 2020
Gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering gastroenterology, especially in relation to endoscopy. This journal from ASGE (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) published a full article with instructions about how to safely perform an endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic: different measures implemented in the hospital to prevent further dissemination of COVID-19 infection. The article was written by different Italian doctors who have already experienced the risks of this practice during the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to read the GIE full article
Some days after its publication, ESGE and ESGENA (European Society of Gastroenterology & European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates) also published a statement with some recommendations. It includes methodologies to follow, preprocedural and postprocedural risk managements and a visual decision making scheme, among others. Click here to read the ESGE and ESGENA full article.