COVID-19: AAGL joint guidelines on surgical safety during an infectious disease pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts Sarah Cohen, MD, MPH, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

They discuss:

  • AAGL guidelines – starting the discussion
  • Global collaboration among AAGL and other societies to craft guidelines
  • Potential viral spread during laparoscopic surgery
  • Potential viral spread during open procedures
  • Thinking outside of the box (minilaps and vaginal hysterectomy)
  • COVID-19 testing in surgical patients – what is possible today
  • Universal chest CT before surgery?
  • Recommended PPE for the OR
  • Rethinking MIGS surgical steps to optimize for infectious disease
  • Ideal surgical masks for the OR
  • Ongoing updates to AAGL joint statement guidance
  • Reliance on global colleagues

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Resources

COVID-19: Joint Statement on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Podcast Participants

Cara R. King, DO, MS, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She also has a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Surgical education remains a priority, and her research interests are focused within competency-based medical education and simulation-based assessments. Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. Follow Dr. King on Twitter: @drcaraking