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Radiation Oncology Policy for Risk reduction from novel COVID-19 Pandemic in Radiation Oncology Department

Version 1 : Received: 28 April 2020 / Approved: 30 April 2020 / Online: 30 April 2020 (11:02:58 CEST)

How to cite: Rana, B. Radiation Oncology Policy for Risk reduction from novel COVID-19 Pandemic in Radiation Oncology Department. Preprints 2020, 2020040527 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0527.v1). Rana, B. Radiation Oncology Policy for Risk reduction from novel COVID-19 Pandemic in Radiation Oncology Department. Preprints 2020, 2020040527 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0527.v1).

Abstract

Abstract: This brief policy is written after experience treating COVID-19 positive radiation therapy patients to reduce risk to therapy staff and patients in radiation oncology department. It is important to prioritize the safety of staff and non-infected patients while ensuring the continuation of radiation oncology services. Radiation therapists have sustained contact with covid-19 patients in an enclosed vault. Protocols for correct disinfecting of equipment and room and therapists following methods for less transmission of virus is crucial. This policy covers prevention methods from COVID-19 transmission from patient to patient, patient to staff, staff to patient and staff to staff as follows A.Risk reduction by screening and preparing staff and rooms B.Radiation Therapist Policy for COVID-19 positive patient with CCC (Critical Cancer Care)

Subject Areas

Radiation oncology; COVID-19; Radiation therapist COVID-19 policy; Radiation oncology departmental Policy

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