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The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jun; 17(6):710-716.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe the strategy and the emergency management and infection control procedure of our radiology department during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

METHODS

We set up emergency management and sensing control teams. The team formulated various measures: reconfiguration of the radiology department, personal protection and training of staff, examination procedures for patients suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19 as well as patients without an exposure history or symptoms. Those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection were scanned in the designated fever-CT unit.

RESULTS

From January 21, 2020, to March 9, 2020, 3,083 people suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 underwent fever-CT examinations. Including initial examinations and re-examinations, the total number of fever-CT examinations numbered 3,340. As a result of our precautions, none of the staff of the radiology department were infected with COVID-19.

CONCLUSION

Strategic planning and adequate protections can help protect patients and staff against a highly infectious disease while maintaining function at a high-volume capacity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Electronic address: songlab_radiology@163.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32208140

Citation

Huang, Zixing, et al. "The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department." Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, vol. 17, no. 6, 2020, pp. 710-716.
Huang Z, Zhao S, Li Z, et al. The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020;17(6):710-716.
Huang, Z., Zhao, S., Li, Z., Chen, W., Zhao, L., Deng, L., & Song, B. (2020). The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, 17(6), 710-716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2020.03.011
Huang Z, et al. The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020;17(6):710-716. PubMed PMID: 32208140.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department. AU - Huang,Zixing, AU - Zhao,Shuang, AU - Li,Zhenlin, AU - Chen,Weixia, AU - Zhao,Lihong, AU - Deng,Lipeng, AU - Song,Bin, Y1 - 2020/03/24/ PY - 2020/02/24/received PY - 2020/03/13/revised PY - 2020/03/15/accepted PY - 2020/3/26/pubmed PY - 2020/6/18/medline PY - 2020/3/26/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - Coronavirus KW - infection control KW - novel coronavirus pneumonia SP - 710 EP - 716 JF - Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR JO - J Am Coll Radiol VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To describe the strategy and the emergency management and infection control procedure of our radiology department during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. METHODS: We set up emergency management and sensing control teams. The team formulated various measures: reconfiguration of the radiology department, personal protection and training of staff, examination procedures for patients suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19 as well as patients without an exposure history or symptoms. Those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection were scanned in the designated fever-CT unit. RESULTS: From January 21, 2020, to March 9, 2020, 3,083 people suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 underwent fever-CT examinations. Including initial examinations and re-examinations, the total number of fever-CT examinations numbered 3,340. As a result of our precautions, none of the staff of the radiology department were infected with COVID-19. CONCLUSION: Strategic planning and adequate protections can help protect patients and staff against a highly infectious disease while maintaining function at a high-volume capacity. SN - 1558-349X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32208140/The_Battle_Against_Coronavirus_Disease_2019_(COVID-19):_Emergency_Management_and_Infection_Control_in_a_Radiology_Department DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -