\tAS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES, ELECTIVE SURGERIES CAN RESUME IN ILLINOIS THIS WEEK.\t
\tTHAT HAS MANY SURGEONS PUTTING NEW PROTOCOLS IN PLACE WITH SAFETY IN MIND.
\tNBC 5’S LAUREN PETTY HAS MORE.
Elective surgeries have resumed in Illinois under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s modified stay-at-home order, but with safety an even bigger priority, changes are in store. At Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, patients will be tested for coronavirus before surgery. On the day of the procedure, patients will undergo a temperature screening at check-in and loved ones will drop patients off at...
Indiana’s governor said Monday he was easing restrictions on hospitals from performing elective surgeries even as the state health commissioner remained concerned over whether coronavirus infections were slowing in the state. Gov. Eric Holcomb said while he was extending the statewide stay-at-home order until May 1, hospitals would be allowed starting Tuesday to resume procedures to diagnose and treat medical…