Evaluation of preoperative tests in elective surgeries of asymptomatic patients during covid-19 pandemic
AuthorKepekçi, Ali Bestemi
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CitationKepekçi, A. B. (2020). Evaluation of preoperative tests in elective surgeries of asymptomatic patients during covid-19 pandemic. Aurum Journal of Health Sciences, 2(Supplement 1 (Congress issue)), 19-22.
: With the Covid-19 pandemic, some changes have been made in health practices. In this study, the action plan applied in the preoperative evaluation of patients with no symptoms and contact history planned during the pandemic was presented in light of the Ministry of Health communique and the literature. Preoperative Evaluation Action Plans were determined in each hospital. The first aim is to distinguish patients who are asymptomatic and have no contact history. Then, these patients are evaluated before the operation with the tests and physical examination. Various changes were made in the tests used in preoperative evaluation during the pandemic process. Initially, the first preferred test was thorax computed tomography, while the polymerase chain reaction test is now recommended. Accurate information and compliance with determined action plans are of great importance in the planning of elective surgeries. It is evident that preoperative evaluation criteria may change according to the characteristics of the pandemic process.