Released 3/29/2020 - this document will continue to be updated as needed. Recently, SAGES, and/or SAGES in conjunction with EAES, published guidelines for surgeons concerning the use of laparoscopy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that … [Read more...] about Resources for Smoke & Gas Evacuation During Open, Laparoscopic, and Endoscopic Procedures
SAGES COVID-19 / Coronavirus Announcement Archives
SAGES will compile all of its announcements and recommendations regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus at this location. Please bookmark it for your convenience.
The following is intended to provide our members with additional information to help manage surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are not formal guidelines and due to time constraints, SAGES has not reviewed them by utilizing its standard rigorous guidelines process. Statements and information are updated regularly and subject to change as more data becomes available.
Released 3/30/2020 Note: these recommendations are subject to change and update. SAGES and EAES are committed to the protection and care of patients, their surgeons and staff, and all who are served by the medical community at large. We are making these … [Read more...] about SAGES and EAES Recommendations Regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Please see the image at the end of this post for the original email correspondence. The following is intended to provide our members with additional information to help manage surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are not formal … [Read more...] about N95 Re-Use Instructions
SAGES has made the decision to temporarily close all FLS, FES and FUSE test centers amid growing concerns over COVID-19. This decision was made after thoughtful discussion with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American Board of Obstetrics and … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Update For FLS, FES, and FUSE Test Takers
An initiative sponsored by SAGES in collaboration with EAES, AEC, KSELS* A group of surgical leaders from affected countries have joined to discuss what they are learning during this Covid-19 Global crisis. The following is a brief summary of what they … [Read more...] about The Corona Virus Global Surgical Collaborative (CVGSC)
These are uncertain times for all of us facing the COVID-19 pandemic. As surgeons, we are seeing a halt to our elective practice, a transition to virtual clinic visits, and potential redeployment into areas of the front line in ICUs or medical wards that … [Read more...] about A Message from the SAGES President
Drafted by the SAGES COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. This was approved by the SAGES Executive Committee. This document was updated on March 23, 2020 Introduction: The use of telemedicine is essential to ensure uninterrupted medical and surgical care to … [Read more...] about UPDATED – SAGES Telehealth Primer in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This update has been deprecated. Please see the revised SAGES and EAES Recommendations Regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 Crisis for current information and recommendations. … [Read more...] about Update to SAGES Recommendations Regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 Crisis
(drafted 3/19/2020 by the SAGES Acute Care Committee) Background: Although the data is still very early and treatment of COVID-19 respiratory failure is still evolving, the current information suggests that the majority of critically ill COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Basics of Mechanical Ventilation for Non-Critical Care MDs
SAGES will compile helpful links for surgeons and the medical community on this page. Please bookmark it and return often for updates. Society for Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians VIDEO: Making Your Own Reusable … [Read more...] about Helpful COVID-19 Links