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Communication & Documentation
The procedure is:
Clinic and Surgery
Based on the most current compilation of information, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is recommending that all otolaryngologists limit providing patient care activities to those individuals with time-sensitive, urgent, and emergent medical conditions.
The above statement is re-iterated multiple times within the document.
During in-office examinations, topical medications are more safely applied using pledgets rather than by spray. Surgical procedures should be performed only after ascertaining the COVID-19 status and if positive performed only with PAPR.
medication may pose less risk of aerosolization.
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