Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, invited a panel of dermatology Key Opinion Leaders to share their experience as they reopen their practices. If you missed the first video in the series, you can watch it here. We continue the series with Dr. Nazanin Saedi, Associate Professor and Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who shares best practices and practical pearls on:
- Employee health and training
- Recognition of symptoms
- Symptomatic patients and employees
- Office arrival, check-in and check-out
- Pre-screening patients
If you are interested in reading more about this topic, check out a recent paper published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology:
Recommendations for Dermatology Office Reopening in the Era of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic, originating in Wuhan, China, has become a major public health and economic challenge for countries around the world. As of May 08, 2020, there are over 3 million COVID-19 cases, and 250,000 COVID-19- associated deaths in 215 countries. As more data is collected, updated infection control measures are continuously released and published by government, public health authorities, and physician specialty associations. Across the globe, dermatological practices have had to limit their operations to varying degrees to facilitate disease control, but as the pandemic subsides, they will broaden their operations. In light of the uncertainty surrounding safe and effective practice of medical and aesthetic dermatology in the era of COVID-19, fourteen international experts in the field contributed to recommendations for effective infection control protocols and practice management modifications. While guidance from the World Health Organization and local public health officials comes first, these recommendations are crafted as a starting point for dermatologists worldwide to commence either reopening their doors to patients or expanding available service offerings. This can help ensure that patients receive needed care in the short term and improve long term practice viability.
Stay tuned for the next episode in this series, where Dr. Kavita Mariwalla shares best practices and practical pearls on:
- Clinical and Non-Surgical Treatment-Related Guidance
- Treatment room set up
- Anesthesia and analgesia
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