The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, has now spread to most countries, with no exception of Slovakia. Due to its rapid spread, we as healthcare professionals will increasingly encounter patients who will be suspected or positive of infections and will also need surgical treatment of injuries. Injuries occur every day and usually are not planed, and currently, we are already facing the first experience with surgical treatment of such patients in our institution. This article focuses on our experience in the optimal management of trauma patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 positivity.
Key words: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, trauma, surgery.
Lek Obz, 2020, 69 (7-8): 235-239
Miroslav KILIAN 1, Agáta SZABÓOVÁ 1, Michal GURKA 1, Jana FELDINSZKÁ 1, Jozef BARINKA 1, Jana MORÁVKOVÁ 2, Peter ŠIMKO 1
1 Klinika úrazovej chirurgie SZU a UNB, prednosta prof. MUDr. P. Šimko, CSc.
2 Klinika anestéziológie a intenzívnej medicíny SZU a UNB, prednosta MUDr. M. Paulíny, PhD.