COVID-19 Preparedness for Radiotherapy Departments - Towards Consensus on Best Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major challenge to radiotherapy departments worldwide in curbing the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of services. Realizing the unique needs of radiation oncology community, the IAEA works together with professional societies worldwide in facilitating sharing of best practices in the search of a consensus.
In a webinar held on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 14.00 CEST (UTC+2) an international panel of experts has come together to share their experience on COVID-19 preparedness in the context of radiotherapy services.
The webinar addressed practical considerations and challenges including:
  • Referral for treatment
  • Protection of patients, staff and public
  • Changes to radiotherapy practice
  • Psychological adaptation, ethical and legal issues
Preparación de los Servicios de Radioterapia ante el COVID-19 - Buscando Consenso en las Mejores Prácticas

La actual Pandemia de COVID-19 presenta un importante reto para los departamentos de radioterapia a nivel mundial , en su intento por disminuir la diseminación de la enfermedad y al mismo tiempo garantizar la continuidad de los servicios.
La actual Pandemia de COVID-19 presenta un importante reto para los departamentos de radioterapia a nivel mundial , en su intento por disminuir la diseminación de la enfermedad y al mismo tiempo garantizar la continuidad de los servicios. Conocedores de las necesidades particulares de la comunidad de oncología radiante , la IAEA ha trabajado en conjunto con diferentes sociedades profesionales internacionales a nivel mundial con el propósito de facilitar la diseminación de las buenas prácticas y alcanzar consensos.
Webinar on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic - Challenges for the Nuclear Medicine Departments

The IAEA, in collaboration with International Organizations, is committed to supporting nuclear medicine facilities cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 25, 2020 at 15.30 (CET) the Division of Human Health organized a webinar on Challenges for Nuclear Medicine Departments in which an international panel of experts answered a series of questions related to how to deal with COVID-19 in nuclear medicine departments.
The webinar addressed practical considerations and challenges including:
  • Site readiness
  • Prevention and hygiene
  • Patient scheduling
  • Patient management
  • Radionuclide therapies
  • Support to radiology departments
  • What to do if a team member is COVID-19 positive?

Should you have questions regarding this webinar please address them to nuclear.challenges@iaea.org
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