NORA: Considerations during COVID 19 Pandemic-The New York Experience.

TitleNORA: Considerations during COVID 19 Pandemic-The New York Experience.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsAnca D, Pua B, Mack PFogarty
JournalPerioper Care Oper Room Manag
Date Published2021 Mar

Hospitals rapidly developed new procedure and protocols and engaged in emergency construction projects to adapt their facilities and procedures to provide safe and effective patient care during the COVID- 19 pandemic surge in the New York metropolitan area. Physical and procedural revisions were necessary in the operating room to continue to care for emergent patients both with and without COVID. Similar adaptions in non operating room procedure suites, recognized commonly as Non-operating Room Anesthesiology (NORA), necessitated the engagement of multiple departments in order to develop protocols and to redesign procedural areas. This article describes in detail the collaborative planning, construction and preparation implemented in two academic medical centers with regard to their various NORA programs. In developing patient care, personal protective equipment training and repurposing of procedure suites, the multidisciplinary collaborative teams have taken into consideration the professional national societies governing Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and Interventional Radiology.

Alternate JournalPerioper Care Oper Room Manag
PubMed ID33283060
PubMed Central IDPMC7698827