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dc.contributor.authorLuc, Jessica G Y
dc.contributor.authorAd, Niv
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Tom C
dc.contributor.authorArora, Rakesh C
dc.contributor.authorBalkhy, Husam H
dc.contributor.authorBender, Edward M
dc.contributor.authorBethencourt, Daniel M
dc.contributor.authorBisleri, Gianluigi
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorChu, Michael W A
dc.contributor.authorde la Cruz, Kim I
dc.contributor.authorDeAnda, Abe
dc.contributor.authorEngelman, Daniel T
dc.contributor.authorFarkas, Emily A
dc.contributor.authorFedoruk, Lynn M
dc.contributor.authorFiocco, Michael
dc.contributor.authorForcillo, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorFradet, Guy
dc.contributor.authorFremes, Stephen E
dc.contributor.authorGammie, James S
dc.contributor.authorGeirsson, Arnar
dc.contributor.authorGerdisch, Marc W
dc.contributor.authorGirard, Leonard N
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Clayton A
dc.contributor.authorKaneko, Tsuyoshi
dc.contributor.authorKent, William D T
dc.contributor.authorKhabbaz, Kamal R
dc.contributor.authorKhoynezhad, Ali
dc.contributor.authorKiaii, Bob
dc.contributor.authorLee, Richard
dc.contributor.authorLegare, Jean-Francois
dc.contributor.authorLehr, Eric J
dc.contributor.authorMacArthur, Roderick G G
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Patrick M
dc.contributor.authorMehall, John R
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Walter H
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Marc R
dc.contributor.authorOuzounian, Maral
dc.contributor.authorPeltz, Matthias
dc.contributor.authorPerrault, Louis P
dc.contributor.authorPreventza, Ourania
dc.contributor.authorRamchandani, Mahesh
dc.contributor.authorRamlawi, Basel
dc.contributor.authorSalenger, Rawn
dc.contributor.authorSekela, Michael E
dc.contributor.authorSellke, Frank W
dc.contributor.authorStulak, John M
dc.contributor.authorSutter, Francis P
dc.contributor.authorTimek, Tomasz A
dc.contributor.authorWhitman, Glenn
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Judson B
dc.contributor.authorWong, Daniel R
dc.contributor.authorYanagawa, Bobby
dc.contributor.authorYe, Jian
dc.contributor.authorZeigler, Sanford M
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-21T13:52:39Z
dc.date.available2021-06-21T13:52:39Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16049
dc.description.abstractBackground: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on health care and cardiac surgery. We report cardiac surgeons' concerns, perceptions, and responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A detailed survey was sent to recruit participating adult cardiac surgery centers in North America. Data regarding cardiac surgeons' perceptions and changes in practice were analyzed. Results: Our study comprises 67 institutions with diverse geographic distribution across North America. Nurses were most likely to be redeployed (88%), followed by advanced care practitioners (69%), trainees (28%), and surgeons (25%). Examining surgeon concerns in regard to COVID-19, they were most worried with exposing their family to COVID-19 (81%), followed by contracting COVID-19 (68%), running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) (28%), and hospital resources (28%). In terms of PPE conservation strategies among users of N95 respirators, nearly half were recycling via decontamination with ultraviolet light (49%), followed by sterilization with heat (13%) and at home or with other modalities (13%). Reuse of N95 respirators for 1 day (22%), 1 week (21%) or 1 month (6%) was reported. There were differences in adoption of methods to conserve N95 respirators based on institutional pandemic phase and COVID-19 burden, with higher COVID-19 burden institutions more likely to resort to PPE conservation strategies. Conclusions: The present study demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on North American cardiac surgeons. Our study should stimulate further discussions to identify optimal solutions to improve workforce preparedness for subsequent surges, as well as facilitate the navigation of future healthcare crises.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.15681en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Cardiac Surgeryen_US
dc.rights© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.en_US
dc.subjectcardiac surgeonsen_US
dc.subject.meshCOVID-19en_US
dc.titleCardiac surgeons' concerns, perceptions, and responses during the COVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocs.15681
dc.identifier.pmid34118080
dc.source.countryUnited States


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