When dental practices return to more standard care, they’ll have to do so while mitigating the spread of the virus. The ADA’s Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines are available to help them prioritize the safety of patients, dentists and staff as long as COVID-19 infection remains a risk.
National Institutes of Health says management and treatment of patients with COVID-19 should correlate with the severity of the illness, ranging from asymptotic to critical.
Healthcare facilities and hospitals permitted to resume elective procedures are advised to take steps that ensure patient safety and mitigate risks related to COVID-19.
The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association warn there is an increased risk of cyber threats to medical data due to the remote work force and the surge in telemedicine resulting from the pandemic.