COVID-19 Resources

With the rapid evolution of changes to our workplace and society as a whole as the COVID-19 pandemic plays out across the globe, there is a significant amount of information being disseminated.

Colleges and national governing bodies across the world have produced a number of guidelines outlining the management of urgent and emergency surgical patients, as well as maintaining essential services such as trauma.

Below are a list of trauma-relevant local guidelines and statements from Australian and New Zealand Governing bodies:

RACS Statement: Maintaining front-line trauma services during the COVID-19 response
RACS guidelines for the management of surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
GSA & NZAGS: COVID-19 guidelines for general surgery
AOA Position statement: Orthopaedic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
AOTS guidelines for emergency orthopaedic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
ANZCA statement on personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic (30 March 2020)
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Position Statement: COVID-19
RACS COVID-19 information hub
ACEM: Clinical Guidelines for Trauma

Last updated: 10th April 2020.