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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7531versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119


VILLAMIL MARTINEZ, Ramón et al. Cuban pediatric surgery facing COVID-19: impacts and confrontations. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, suppl.1, e1210.  Epub 15-Sep-2020. ISSN 0034-7531.

COVID-19 has a significative impact in public health at the national and international levels, and as a consequence in pediatric surgery. In Cuba, the Ministry of Public Health has implemented a protocol to face this contingency. As a complement of this national protocol, Cuban pediatric surgery as specialty has provided guidelines called Special features in the care of pediatric surgical patients, with the aim of presenting an analysis of the impact that COVID-19 has had in this specialty, as well as the confrontation actions that are being carried out in the short, medium and long terms, technical tools needed to perform the pediatric surgery work and in other related specialties in this epidemiological context. The impact of COVID-19 in pediatric surgery for patients, relatives, surgeons and residents of the specialty is not only manifesting now but it will have further consequences; so, there are strategies and concret actions being created, from which some has been already implemented and published. In general terms, COVID-19 has actually produced an unprecedented sanitary crisis that has and will have a negative biological, psychologic and social impact in patients, relatives and communities, not only in this moment but in the future times. Cuban pediatric surgery suffers affectations, but provisions have been taken, lessons are learned and new methods have been implemented that will make the care and teaching practices better in the future.

Palabras clave : pediatric surgery; COVID-19; protocol.

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