COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–Women's Health

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Post-natal follow-up for women and neonates during the COVID-19 pandemic: French National Authority for Health recommendations

Date: 2020 Sep
Developer: French National Authority for Health (HAS)

Guideline Focus
Post-natal follow-up for women and neonates during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Population
Post-partum women and neonates during the COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Vertical transmission, breastfeeding considerations, and precautions with maternal COVID-19
  • Timing of discharge and first outpatient newborn visit
  • Modifications to follow-up visits, including remote consultation and maintenance of psychological support
  • Monitoring and follow-up for jaundice

Perinatal-neonatal management of COVID-19 infection - guidelines of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), National Neonatology Forum of India (NNF), and Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)

Date: 2020 Jun 15
Developer: Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)/National Neonatology Forum of India (NNF)/Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)

Guideline Focus
Perinatal-neonatal management of COVID-19 infection

Patient Population
Maternal and neonatal patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Major Interventions

  • Testing and isolation indications for pregnant patients and neonates, including rooming-in considerations
  • Modifications to usual labor and delivery care for pregnant patients with COVID-19
  • Precautions for exposed or symptomatic neonates, including feeding policies
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfection techniques, and waste disposal protocols
  • Policy considerations, including visitation, discharge, occupational health, immunization, and establishment of COVID facilities

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

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