Guidance for Surgeons and Surgical Teams.
As healthcare systems around the world are prepared to operate at more than maximum capacity for a number of months during the COVID-19 outbreak, several adjustments in surgical services will be required. This guide brings together a series of recommendations drawing from existing RCS England guidance and recently published literature on COVID-19 from national and international bodies to support surgeons and surgical teams as they respond to the outbreak. Link.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Clinical guide for the management of essential cancer surgery for adults during the coronavirus pandemic 7 April 2020 PDF. Link.
Surgeons will continue to care for patients in the current crisis, especially emergencies. Patient care will be affected if staff become sick and leave work. This current document updates recent guidance for general surgery now further information has emerged from government, Italy and China. Link.
British Journal of Surgery
Global guidance for surgical care during the COVID‐19 pandemic by COVIDSurg collaborative.
Surgeons guidance on how to deliver surgical services safely and effectively during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The aim was to identify the key domains that should be considered when developing pandemic preparedness plans for surgical services. Link.
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Position statement and recommendations for laparoscopic surgery in Covid 19 patients. Link.
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Surgical Guidelines During Covid-19. Link.
Sages and EAES Recommendations regarding surgical response to Covid 19 Crisis.
Principles for scheduling surgeries and perioperative and procedural guidance. Link.
American College of Surgeons Peer reviewed publications.
American College of Surgeons Ethical Guidance.