COVID-19

Nasal endoscopy and laryngoscopy examination of ENT patients

This applies to outpatient and ward examinations. The same precautions apply to examination of the oral cavity and anterior rhinoscopy as they can also generate droplet spread and viral transmission. Everybody performing ENT endoscopy knows this can cause droplet spread and aerosol generation due to sneezing and coughing despite Public Health England (PHE) not listing …

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Initial guidance for head and neck cancer management during Covid-19 pandemic in consultation with ENT UK. BAOMS endorsement awaited.

BAHNO position: Healthcare services internationally are seeking to meet and manage the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The following is guidance for the provisioning of head and neck (H&N) cancer services during this period. It is intended to guide and support decisions made locally/regionally within H&N MDTs. These should not be viewed as being …

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Framework for open tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients

COVID tracheostomy guidance Dear Colleagues, You will have last week received ENT UK’s recommendations regarding PPE along with a timely paper by James Ramsden & colleagues on the subject of tracheostomy in a COVID patient. There has also been further information from the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP). The requests for a tracheostomy in suspected …

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BAETS statement on COVID-19 and Thyroid Cancer Services

CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING THYROID CANCER SURGICAL SERVICES March 2020 This document covers thyroid surgery related to cancer – other thyroid surgery is covered in a separate document relating to benign thyroid conditions. This is not a clinical guideline or Standard Operating Procedure, but is a distillation of expert opinion …

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Aerosol-generating procedures in ENT

Aerosol-generating procedures in ENT ENT UK at The Royal College of Surgeons of England 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Tel: 020 7404 8373 | Email: entuk@entuk.org | Web: www.entuk.org The following should be considered high risk Examination of the upper aerodigestive tract (nasal cavities, sinuses, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx). Operative procedures on the …

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UPDATED AND AMENDED MESSAGE FROM THE BLA PRESIDENT, MARK WATSON

The next few weeks will be a challenging time for us all.  The coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the UK, and I am sure that we have all been involved in the emergency planning taking place within each hospital. It does appear that ENT specialists are particularly prone to virus exposure, and we have 2 …

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