COVID-19: Staying safe in the minimally invasive operating room

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts Jonathan Dort, MD (@JonathanDort1), Vice Chairman for Education in the Department of Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency; and Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Inova Medical Group, Falls Church, Virginia

They discuss:

  • SAGES’ COVID-19 resources
  • Assumptions being made about viral transmission during laparoscopic surgery
  • Should surgical patients be tested pre-surgery for COVID-19?
  • PPE for the surgical and anesthesia team in the operating room
  • Reducing operating teams to required personnel
  • Optimizing filtration systems
  • Which surgical cases are nonessential
  • Use of masks in the OR
  • COVIDsurg: Conoravirus global collaboration on surgical experience with COVID-19
  • Safety for residents and INOVA’s educational shift
  • A new way of conducting grand rounds
  • Working out virtual visit kinks for attendings and residents
  • GME start date of July 1: Should it be pushed?

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Resources

SAGES COVID-19 resources

CDC Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

Globalsurg.org/COVIDsurg

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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