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[Recommendations for normalizing the medical practices of burn treatment during the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019]

S Y Ma, Z Q Yuan, Y Z Peng, Q Z Luo, H P Song, F Xiang, J L Tan, J Y Zhou, N Li, G Z Hu, G X Luo
Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns 2020 June 20, 36 (6): 465-469
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2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is one of the beta coronaviruses and is identified as the pathogen of the severe " coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)" in 2019. China manages COVID-19 according to the reguirement of the highest level infectious diseases in China. Currently, the prevention and control of COVID-19 in China is at a critical period. Burn Department as an emergency discipline is confronted with risk of 2019-nCoV infection. Based on the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 (6th trial edition), in combination with the latest literature at home and abroad, the features of the COVID-19, the recommendations for the COVID-19 prevention and control issued by the National Health Commission of China, and the management experience of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment of other related disciplines, we put forward some recommendations for the medical practices of burn treatment during the outbreak of the COVID-19 in outpatient and emergency, inpatient treatment, and the management of operation theatres and wards, etc. We hope these recommendations could benefit the medical professionals in the field of burn treatment and relevant hospital management during the outbreak of COVID-19, improve burn treatment, and avoid or reduce the risk of infection of medical staff.

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