COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–Women's Health

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International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) guidelines and recommendations on gynecological endoscopy during the evolutionary phases of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Date: 2020 Oct
Developer: International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE)

Guideline Focus
Gynecologic endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Population
Patients requiring gynecologic endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Considerations for modifications to elective surgery timing based on COVID-19 community prevalence
  • Modifications to usual care for patients needing urgent surgery
  • Approach to care for patients who are COVID-19 positive, including personal protective equipment (PPE), and anesthesia and surgical technique considerations
  • Considerations for post-operative care and ongoing practice changes after the COVID-19 pandemic

Management considerations for pregnant patients with COVID-19

Date: 2021 Jan 7
Developer: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Guideline Focus
Management of pregnant patients with COVID-19

Patient Population
Pregnant patients with COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Identification of disease severity and principles of inpatient and outpatient care
  • Management of severe disease, including algorithm for intensive care admission and treatment options
  • Timing of delivery and other obstetrical considerations
  • Postpartum care considerations

Provider considerations for engaging in COVID-19 vaccine counseling with pregnant and lactating patients

Date: 2021 Apr 29
Developer: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Guideline Focus
Engaging in COVID-19 vaccine counseling with pregnant and lactating patients

Patient Population
Pregnant and lactating patients

Major Interventions

  • Discussion of benefits and risks of vaccination and disease to the patient and fetus
  • Vaccine mechanism, administration, and efficacy
  • Available safety data for vaccination in pregnancy
  • Postvaccination side effects and allergic reactions, including heparin avoidance
  • Considerations for those with an underlying condition
  • Discussion of benefits and risks with lactating persons

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