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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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PEREZ CARRILLO, Noé et al. Importance of the Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and the Implementation of Perioperative Safety Protocols During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2020, vol.63, n.4, pp.49-59.  Epub Mar 05, 2021. ISSN 2448-4865.

The current landscape represents an unprecedented challenge in managing surgical patients, decision-making and the use of resources such as protective equipment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the objective of this article is to provide guidelines for good conduct in the operating room, the use of personal protective equipment, suggestions for surgeries and the best approach in the context of this situation.

The main objective of these recommendations is to mitigate the risk of contagion and to educate medical-surgical health personnel in how to deal with this pandemic.

Keywords : COVID-19; coronavirus: protective equipment; surgery; operating room; training; emergency.

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