the world‘s been changing
so we react
Significant changes have been required to adapt ENT practices to the new standards in order to ensure the safety of both staff and patients without compromising the quality of services. Here are the guidelines designed by the experts in the field on how to approach this process while making sure all the necessary standards are met.
A Graduated Return to Elective ENT within the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published by ENT UK, on June 3, 2020.
It is the Part 3 of the "Exiting the pandemic" guidance serie. It contains more elaborate and specific recommendations encompassing all our areas of practice including outpatient work, procedures and surgery in all specialty areas.
A Graduated Return to Elective Paediatric ENT within the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance for Return to Practice for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Published by AAO, on May 8, 2020.
Part I: https://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/guidance_for_return_to_practice_part_one_final_050520.pdf
Exiting the pandemic 2: consent and pre-operative assessment for ENT surgery
Published by ENT UK, on May 5, 2020.
It provides specific advice on consenting and testing of patients in the preoperative assessment. https://www.entuk.org/consent-and-pre-operative-assessment-ent-surgery-graduated-return-elective-ent-within-covid-19
Exiting the pandemic 1: guidance for resuming ENT services
Published by ENT UK, on April 29, 2020.
It is a comprehensive general guidance including on triage of patients and management of emergencies with prioritization of less urgent surgery. https://www.entuk.org/exiting-pandemic-guidance-resuming-ent-services
Guidance for ENT during the COVID-19 pandemic
Published by ENT UK, on March 16, 2020.