This page aims to compile COVID-19 -related guidance with specific relevance to otolaryngologists.

We aim to keep this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible and the literature and guidance is evolving rapidly.  The healthcare situation is likely to vary between different countries and this site to be representative of global guidance. If you have a local or national guideline relating to COVID-19 and otolaryngology, please send the details or the document to YOIFOSnetworking@gmail.com  so that it might be included. Thank you.

 

YO-IFOS International Registry of ORL Surgeons Afflicted with COVID-19

The YO-IFOS group is actively collecting case information for surgeons afflicted with COVID-19.  If you would like to report a case, or would like to assist in this registry, please contact Leigh.Sowerby@sjhc.london.on.ca and you will be directed to your country representative.  

Thank you all for your active collaboration

 

Guidance documents and articles

 

English version

Guidelines

April 3rd, 2020, ENT consultations and Flexible Nasoendoscopy / Laryngoscopy in the context COVID-19. Guidelines of clinical practice of the French ENT National Professional Committee (CNP ORL) - Download PDF

April 3rd, 2020, Corticosteroid therapy in facial palsy, sudden deafbess and Meniere's disease in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Guidelines of clinical pratice of the French Association of Otology and Otoneutology (AFON)  and the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) - Download PDF

April 3rd, 2020, French Consensus on mangement of head and neck cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines of clinical pratice of the French Society of Head and Neck Carcinology and the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) - Download PDF 

April 3rd, 2020, Tracheostomy in the context of COVID-19 positive patient, Guidelines of clinical pratice of the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) - Download PDF

April 3rd, 2020, Post-tracheostomy care in the context of COVID-19 positive patient, Guidelines of clinical pratice of the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) - Download PDF

April 1st, 2020, International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group COVID-19 Survey Report, Download PDF

April 1st, 2020, University of Cape Town ENT COVID Guidelines, click here

March 27, 2020, PPE for nasal endoscope decontamination during COVID - Download PDF

March 27, 2020, ENT UK COVID-19 tonsillitis and quinsy guidelines - Download PDF

March 25, 2020, ENT UK Guidance For COVID-19 For Otology procedures - Download PDF

March 25, 2020, COVID-19 Epistaxis Management - Download PDF

March 25, 2020, COVID Guidance -  emergency oropharygeal and nasopharygeal conidtions - Download PDF

March 25, 2020, British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology, BAPO statement on SARS Cov2 and Paediatric Otolaryngology Provision - Download PDF

March 24, 2020, CEORL-HNS Statement to COVID-19 - Download PDF

March 23, 2020, Recommendations from the CSO-HNS Taskforce on Performance of Tracheotomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Download PDF

March 23, 2020, Statement of the American Academy - Click here

March 21, 2020, Loss of sense of smell as marker of COVID-19 infection - Download PDF

March 20, 2020, American College of Surgeons COVID Bulletin 20-Mar-2020 Download PDF

March 20, 2020, National Tracheostomy Safety Project (UK) COVID-19 tracheostomy guidance Download PDF

March 20, 2020, Stanford University, USA -COVID-19-Statement 20-Mar-2020 Download PDF

March 16, 2020, ENT UK - COVID hospital escalation policy Download PDF

March 16, 2020, ENT UK - Guidance for ENTs during the COVID-19 pandemic Download PDF

 

Journal articles

April 6th, 2020, Tracheotomy in covid19 positive patients- unpublished paper, Download PDF

March 20, 2020, Strategy to minimise nosocomial infection in ENT workers - Journal article 20-Mar-2020 Download PDF

March 18, 2020, Managing COVID in Surgical Systems article (Annals of Surgery) Download PDF

 

Patient information

April 1st, 2020, COVID-19 patient advice FAQs - Download PDF

March 25, 2020, Advice for patients with new-onset anosmia during COVID-19 pandemic - Download PDF

 

General Information

April 2nd, 2020, Singapore National Centre for Infectious Disease, COVID-19 treatment guidelines, Download PDF

March 24, 2020, Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment  - Download PDF

March 24, 2020, Guidance for Corona Virus Disease - Download PDF

Useful links:

https://youtu.be/Om9VTacb6VM

 

Italian version

April 2nd, 2020, Attività chirurgica ORL durante la pandemia da COVID-19 - Download PDF

April 2nd, 2020, Accesso all’ambulatorio ORL in corso di pandemia da SARS-COV-2 - Download PDF

April 2nd, 2020, Consigli per la gestione delle visite e degli interventi nei pazienti otorinolaringoiatrici - Download PDF

 

French version

March 25, 2020, Cancérologie ORL et COVID-19 : état des lieux - Download PDF

March 21, 2020, Alerte COVID-19 endoscopie et fibroscopie ORL, chirurgie endonasale, tracheotomie et soins de tracheotomie - Download PDF

March 20, 2020, Alerte anosmie COVID-19 - Download PD

 

Spanish version

March 22, 2020, Recomendaciones de la SEORL-CCC para la practica de la especialidad durante la pandemia de COVID-19 - Download PDF

 

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