COVID-19 Prevalence

  1. Consider: Guidance from your state government and state medical board on recommendations for opening practices and resumption of elective procedures.
  2. Consult: your local, state and national public health departments for additional recommendations.
  3. Track: public health department updates on the transmission of COVID-19 cases. If cases begin to increase in your area, consider whether your practice will need to reduce services.
  4. Plan: for your patients with COVID-19 symptoms and refer to infectious disease or internal medicine consultants for further evaluation and guidance.
  5. Confirm: your local hospital’s adequate capacity for emergency room services, hospital beds, and COVID-19 testing protocols.
  6. Poll: your colleagues and share best practices.
  7. Remember: you are representing not just yourself or your practice, but all of plastic surgery.
     
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