Chirurgia okulistyczna w dobie pandemii COVID-19
Autorzy: Piotr Gościniewicz, Tomasz Tomczyk, Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek.

Ophthalmic Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wydanie 2/2020
str. 26-29

Autorzy: Piotr Gościniewicz1, Tomasz Tomczyk1,2, Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek1,2

1. Oddział Okulistyki Dorosłych Uniwersyteckiego Centrum Klinicznego im. prof. K. Gibińskiego Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek
2. Klinika Okulistyki Katedry Okulistyki Wydziału Nauk Medycznych w Katowicach Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek.


In the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the organization of work in hospitals is a big challenge for the management. It turns out that it is necessary to introduce changes in the method of qualifying patients for treatments, the procedure of admission to the hospital, hospital stay and postoperative follow-up.
The introduced changes must find a broad understanding both in the group of staff participating in the treatment process, as well as in patients and their carers. The paper presents basic information on work organization in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Particular attention was paid to the recommendations of national consultants and scientific societies, which regulate in detail the issues of safe admission of patients. There are also specific circumstances related to high-risk situations that can be encountered in the daily work of an ophthalmologist. The authors’ intention is to present the content that will significantly contribute to increasing the work safety of hospital staff and patients admitted to perform ophthalmic surgery.

Keywords: ophthalmic surgery, COVID-19 pandemic, operating theatre, operations, patient safety.
Słowa kluczowe: chirurgia okulistyczna, pandemia COVID-19, blok operacyjny, operacje, bezpieczeństwo pacjentów.