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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145-156

Expert consensus on emergency medicine procedure optimization guided by routine prevention and control strategy for COVID-19

Chinese Society of Emergency Medicine (CSEM), Wuhan Society of Emergency Medicine (WSEM), China

Correspondence Address:
Chuanzhu Lv
Department of Emergency, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University; Emergency and Trauma College; Key Laboratory of Emergency and Trauma of Ministry of Education, Hainan Medical University, Haikou
Jinxiang Zhang
Department of Emergency General Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 JieFang Avenue, Wuhan 430022
Peng Sun
Department of Emergency Department, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 JieFang Avenue, Wuhan 430022
Xiaoling Fu
Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine Affiliated Haikou Hospita, Haikou People’s Hospital, Haikou
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Source of Support: This consensus is funded by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission’s new crown pneumonia emergency scientific research project (grant No.: 2020020401010097); The special project of Wuhan Municipal Health Commission’s COVID-19 Emergency Science and Technology Research Project (grant No.: EX20C01); Hainan Provincial Major Science and Technology Plan Project (grant No.: ZDKJ201804); Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Medical and Health Technology Innovation Project (grant No.: 2019-I2M-5-023), Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-7645.312530

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a global public health emergency on 31 January 2020. Emergency medicine procedures in Emergency Department should be optimized to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic by providing subspecialty services, reducing the spread of nosocomial infections, and promoting its capabilities to handle emerging diseases. Thus, the Chinese Society of Emergency Medicine and Wuhan Society of Emergency Medicine drafted this consensus together to address concerns of medical staffs who work in Emergency Department. Based on in-depth review of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment plans, literatures, as well as management approval, this consensus proposes recommendations for improving the rationalization and efficiency of emergency processes, reducing the risk of nosocomial infections, preventing hospital viral transmission, and ensuring patient safety.

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