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Use of a plastic banded bag over the control body of the endoscope as a splash guard to minimize the biological hazard during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sep 1, 2020 | Magazine: Endoscopy

Alejandro Bojórquez  1 , Jose Carlos Súbtil  1 , Maria Teresa Betés  1 , Miguel Muñoz-Navas  1

We read with great interest the ESGE and ESGENA Position Statement [1] on gastrointestinal endoscopy and the COVID-19 pandemic detailing guidance to assure the highest level of protection to healthcare professionals and patients in our endoscopy departments.

The COVID-19 outbreak compels us to rethink our standard precautions of care [2] in order to keep a safe working environment.

CITATION  Endoscopy. 2020 Sep;52(9):818.  doi: 10.1055/a-1167-2751.  Epub 2020 Aug 26.