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Discontinuing Pre-operative and Pre-procedural COVID-19 Testing at DUHS

In light of increased COVID-19 vaccination rates, increased availability of N95 respirators, decreased community incidence of COVID-19 infections, and decreased COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, Duke Health will discontinue pre-procedure and pre-operative COVID-19 testing in June for patients not requiring admission. This document gives more detail about N95 use in peri-operative and procedures spaces and includes an FAQ. Effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021, only gastroenterology pre-operative and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing will be discontinued. Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, all other pre-operative and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing will be discontinued as well. Uploaded 05.28.21.

Testing Guidance, Periop Testing
Managing children with respiratory symptoms in Periop - Fall/Winter 2021

This document outlines Duke Health's recommendation for managing children with respiratory symptoms prior to an operative procedure for Fall/Winter 2021. Uploaded 08.23.21. 

Periop Management, Periop Testing, Pediatric Specific Guidance, Pediatrics
Periop Case Conduct COVID-19 Process

This document is for perioperative staff and contains guidelines for assessing all non-leveled surgical cases at Duke Health hospitals and surgery centers. Uploaded 03.21.20

Testing Guidance, Periop Testing
Ophthalmology: Point of Care Testing Flowchart - Eye Center Urgent Clinic

This is flowchart depicts the process for patients who have been examined in an ophthalmology clinic, needs surgery, and the patient is ready for COVID-19 testing. Uploaded 05.11.20

Specialty Specific Guidance, Testing Guidance, Periop Testing
Patient Letter – COVID-19 Test Refusal Prior to Procedure

This document is a letter to provide patients scheduled for elective procedures who refuse COVID-19 testing. For the care and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, Duke Health providers will not schedule, or will cancel, elective procedures for patients who refuse pre-procedural COVID-19 testing. Uploaded 05.29.20

Clinical Guidance and Forms (General), Testing Guidance, Patient Communication and Signage, Elective Procedure, Periop Testing