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Preparing IR for COVID-19: The Singapore Experience

Published:April 21, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2020.03.021

      Abstract

      This paper describes country-wide special measures undertaken for interventional radiology staff during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Although each interventional radiology service around the world faces unique challenges, the principles outlined in this article will be useful when designing or strengthening individual practices and integrating them within wider hospital and national measures. Moving beyond the current outbreak, these measures will be useful for any future infectious diseases which are likely to arise.

      Abbreviations:

      BCP (business continuity planning), DORSCON (disease outbreak response system condition), HCW (health care workers), MOH (Ministry of Health), PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator), PPE (personal protective equipment), SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)
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