Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 11, Pages 925 - 929 2020-11-01

Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 salgını sırasında temiz bir onkoloji hastanesinde radyasyon onkolojisi kliniği yönetimi

Fatih GÖKSEL [1] , Yasemin GÜZLE ADAŞ [2]


Aim: COVID-19 is a disease that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2020. The first case in Turkey was confirmed on 11 March 2020. Since patients with cancer were reported to have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection, as an oncology hospital, we created a mini science board within our hospital. By following the advice of this science board and the permissions of the local administrators our hospital, which is the only training and research hospital that specialized in oncology in Turkey, undertook the clean hospital mission to continue cancer treatments uninterruptedly. Radiotherapy has an essential role in cancer treatment and our radiotherapy department is the biggest one in Turkey. This retrospective study aimed to constitute ideas for special issues such as pandemics by examining the workflow of our hospital’s radiation oncology clinic. Methods: The workflow of the clinic, the precautions taken, the number of treated patients and the COVID-19 positive cases were evaluated. The records of the radiation oncology clinic were used for evaluation. Results: Two-hundred forty-seven patients in March 2020 and 164 patients in April 2020 were treated in our department. None of our staff and only 3 of our patients were COVID-19 positive. Conclusion: For emergent situations like this pandemic that may occur in the future, the existence of clean hospitals is essential to continue cancer treatments uninterruptedly.
Amaç: COVID-19 2020 yılında DSÖ tarafından pandemi olarak ilan edilmiş bir hastalıktır. Türkiye’de ilk vaka 11 Mart 2020’de tespit edilmiştir. Kanser tanısı olan hastaların COVID-19 enfeksiyonu açısından daha riskli olduğu bildirildiğinden onkoloji hastanesi olarak hastanemizde mini bilim kurulu oluşturuldu. Bu bilim kurulunun tavsiyeleri ve yerel yöneticilerin izinleri ile Türkiye’de kanser konusunda uzmanlaşmış tek eğitim ve araştırma hastanesi olan hastanemiz, kanser tedavilerine kesintisiz devam edebilmek için temiz hastane görevini üstlenmiştir. Radyoterapi kanser tedavisinde önemli bir role sahiptir ve hastanemizin radyoterapi kliniği Türkiye’nin en büyük radyoterapi kliniklerinden birisidir. Bu çalışmada, Türkiye’deki temiz bir onkoloji hastanesindeki radyasyon onkolojisi kliniğinin iş akışı incelenerek pandemi gibi özel durumlar için fikir oluşturulması amaçlanmıştır. Yöntemler: Kliniğin iş akışı, alınan önlemler, radyoterapi uygulanan ve radyoterapi sürecinde COVID-19 pozitif tespit edilen hasta sayısı değerlendirilmiştir. Değerlendirme için radyasyon onkolojisi kliniği verileri kullanılmıştır. Bulgular: Bölümümüzde Mart 2020’de 287 hasta, Nisan 2020’de 164 hastaya radyoterapi uygulanmış; bu hastalardan sadece 3 tanesinde COVID-19 pozitifliği tespit edilmiştir. Hiçbir personelimizde COVID-19 pozitifliği saptanmamıştır. Sonuç: Gelecekte ortaya çıkabilecek bu pandemi gibi acil durumlarda kanser tedavilerinin kesintisiz devam edebilmesi için temiz hastanelerin varlığı önemlidir.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Research article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-3164-0767
Author: Fatih GÖKSEL (Primary Author)
Institution: Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Dr Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Dahili Bilimler ; Radyasyon Onkolojisi Kliniği
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7099-9663
Author: Yasemin GÜZLE ADAŞ
Institution: Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri , Radyasyon Onkolojisi Kliniği
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : November 1, 2020

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APA Göksel, F , Güzle Adaş, Y . (2020). Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak . Journal of Surgery and Medicine , 4 (11) , 925-929 . DOI: 10.28982/josam.780806
MLA Göksel, F , Güzle Adaş, Y . "Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak" . Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4 (2020 ): 925-929 <http://jsurgmed.com/en/pub/issue/57748/780806>
Chicago Göksel, F , Güzle Adaş, Y . "Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4 (2020 ): 925-929
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ISNAD Göksel, Fatih , Güzle Adaş, Yasemin . "Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4 / 11 (November 2020): 925-929 . https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.780806
AMA Göksel F , Güzle Adaş Y . Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak. J Surg Med. 2020; 4(11): 925-929.
Vancouver Göksel F , Güzle Adaş Y . Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak. Journal of Surgery and Medicine. 2020; 4(11): 925-929.
IEEE F. Göksel and Y. Güzle Adaş , "Management of a radiation oncology clinic in a clean oncology hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak", Journal of Surgery and Medicine, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 925-929, Nov. 2020, doi:10.28982/josam.780806