Title

AHNS endocrine surgery section consensus statement on nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and clinic reopening during COVID-19: How to get back to optimal safe care

Authors

Benjamin Bleier, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Alan Workman, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Ciersten Burks, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Alice Maxfield, Department Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Brendan C. Stack, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Illinois, IL.
Cherie-Ann Nathan, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSUHSC, Louisiana New Orleans.
Susan McCammon, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
Mark Varvares, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Cecelia Schmalbach, Department of Otolaryngology-HNS Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Steven Wang, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Tucson, AZ.
Joseph Califano, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.
Yelizaveta Shnayder, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.
Marion B. Gillespie, UTHSC Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Memphis, TN.
Danny Enepekides, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA.
Ian Witterick, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA.
Ivan El-Sayed, Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Derrick Lin, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Urjeet Patel, Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Dennis Kraus, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York.
Gregory Randolph, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Divisions of Rhinology, Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Abstract

This article provides best practice guidelines regarding nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and OHNS clinic reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to provide evidence-based recommendations defining the risks of COVID-19 in clinic, the importance of pre-visit screening in addition to testing, along with ways to adhere to CDC guidelines for environmental, source, and engineering controls.

Publication Title

Head & neck

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