Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir
DOI: 10.1055/a-1175-4169
Übersichtsarbeit

EASAPS/ESPRAS Considerations in getting back to work in Plastic Surgery with the COVID-19 Pandemic – A European point of view

EASAPS/ESPRAS-Überlegungen zur Rückkehr in den plastisch-chirurgischen Alltag während der COVID-19-Pandemie – eine europäische Sichtweise
Ivar van Heijningen
1  Duinbergen Clinic and AZ Zeno, Knokke Heist, Belgium
,
Konstantin Frank
2  Department for Hand, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Ludwig–Maximilian University Munich, Germany
,
Francisco Almeida
3  Infection Prevention and control unit, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, Porto, Portugal
,
Urs Bösch
4  MEON Clinic Luzern, Switzerland
,
Nicola Bradic
5  Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Cardiac Intensive Medicine, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
,
Horacio Costa
6  Plastic Reconstructive Craniomaxilofacial Hand and Microsurgical Unit, Gaia Hospital Center and Aveiro University, Portugal
,
Cenk Demirdover
7  Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
,
Mark Henley
8  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals, United Kingdom
,
Lars Peter Kamolz
9  Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
,
Michel Rouif
10  Private Practice, Tours, France
,
Stephan Spendel
9  Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
,
Katharina Russe-Wilflingseder
11  Private Practice, Innsbruck, Austria
,
Birgit Stark
12  Kliniken för Rekonstruktiv Plastikkirurgi Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
,
Riccardo E. Giunta
2  Department for Hand, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Ludwig–Maximilian University Munich, Germany
,
Jose Carlos Parreira
13  Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada , Portugal And Private Practice, Portugal
,
Rado Zic
14  University Hospital Dubrava Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine University of Zagreb
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to summarize the results of a consensus process and a European webinar of the two societies, European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Surgery (EASAPS) and the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Societies (ESPRAS) on what is considered safe practice based on the scientific knowledge we have today. This review of the current situations gives considerations which have to be taken into account when getting back to work in plastic surgery with COVID-19 in Europe. At all times, one should be familiar the local and regional infection rates in the community, with particular emphasis on the emergence of second and third waves of the pandemic. Due to the fast-evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic the recommendations aim to be rather considerations than fixed guidelines and might need to be revised in near future.

Zusammenfassung

Ziel der vorliegenden Übersichtsarbeit ist es, aktuelle Überlegungen und Ergebnisse eines Webinars der European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Surgery (EASAPS) und der European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Societies (ESPRAS) zur aktuellen COVID-19-Pandemie und der Wiederaufnahme der chirurgischen Tätigkeit für plastische Chirurgen zu geben. Zu jeder Zeit sollte man die lokalen und regionalen Infektionsraten kennen, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf der Entstehung der zweiten und dritten Welle der Pandemie liegt. Aufgrund des sich schnell entwickelnden Charakters der COVID-19-Pandemie gibt die vorliegende Übersichtsarbeit Empfehlungen statt fester Richtlinien, welche möglicherweise in naher Zukunft überarbeitet werden müssen.



Publication History

Received: 04 May 2020

11 May 2020

Publication Date:
18 May 2020 (online)

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