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Operating Room and Staff Preparation For The Covid-19 Patients
INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic surprised the whole world and it was necessary to reorganize the work in hospitals in a very short time. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how the patient and the operating room are prepared for surgery. METHODS: In the quantitative methodology, we analyzed in the clinical environment how the patient is transported to the operating room and how the operating room and employees prepare for such a procedure. RESULTS: Through observation, we found that the treatment of COVID-positive patients requires a multidisciplinary approach, work and teams must be organized and familiar with the relevant professional guidelines in this field. However, we also highlighted the difficulties faced by surgical staff in treating such a patient. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In the discussion, we reviewed the relevant professional literature and exhaustive guidelines relating to the perioperative treatment of a patient infected with COVID disease. In the perioperative treatment of the patient, the correct use of personal protective equipment, proper organization of the patient's transport route to and from the operating room, proper organization and location of the operating room and cleaning and disinfection of corridors, elevators and the operating room itself are important.