Guidance for the management of urogynecological conditions during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Information for healthcare professionals
This document provides a framework for the management of women with common urogynecological conditions during the current pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction in urogynecological services.
It provides guidance for contingency planning for individual health care practitioners, to mitigate the effects of reductions in human interactions and physical resources on your service acknowledging that practices and therapies may vary in different countries. During the pandemic, we understand that doctors and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and nurses, may need to depart from their usual practice and apply their professional judgement to make the best use of the resources available to them. This guidance provides a framework for decision making and you should continue to follow it as far as you can, using your professional judgment to apply it to the situations you face.
- To reduce the risk of person to person (horizontal) transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2 in urogynecology patients
- To make the best use of very limited human interactions and physical resources.