Experiences in Management of a Severe Trauma Patient Suspected as Coronavirus Disease-2019 Infection/Patient under Investigation (COVID-19/PUI) Scheduled for Angioembolization Outside Operating Room Setting

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Samita Pirotesak


Only emergency cases are allowed during COVID-19
outbreak in our hospital. This case report described a
37-year-old man with blunt abdominal injury and
hemorrhagic shock. The patient was resuscitated and
immediately scheduled for angioembolization under
general anesthesia regardless of COVID-19 result.
Personal protective equipment was used during patient
transfer and throughout the procedure. Although the
procedure was uneventful, drawbacks included lack of

negative pressure room, unfamiliarity with the equipment
and lack of patient’s coverage during transfer. In
conclusion, management of the COVID-19 suspected case
required multidisciplinary team cooperation for safety of
the patient and healthcare team.

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