Reminder: Clinical guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infectionAug. 24, 2022, 11:20 AM
|PRE-PROCEDURAL TESTING FOR SARS-CoV-2 INFECTION:
Pre-procedural testing is required for patients undergoing general anesthesia, regional anesthesia (not a field block) as a primary anesthetic [as airway manipulation would be needed in the event of block failure] or other procedures as approved by the VUMC COVID-19 Command Center.
Pre-procedural testing is specifically not required for the following:
[NOTE: Some external guidance advocates for testing and deferment of surgical procedures for some COVID-19 infected patients (including unvaccinated patients) in relation to a possible increased risk of post-operative complications. The above guidance only reflects testing to mitigate pathogen transmission in the procedural spaces. The scheduling proceduralist or other attending physician should be consulted to determine pre-procedural testing requirements for patients who may be at greater risk of post-operative complications.
ADMISSION TESTING FOR SARS-CoV-2 IN ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS:
All patients are tested on admission except for the following: