Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--74

COVID-19: Considerations for obstetric anesthesia and analgesia


Venkata Ganesh, Ridhima Bhatia, Anjan Trikha 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Anjan Trikha
Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Peripartum services are indispensable notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing safe and quality obstetric anesthesia is quite demanding as most signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are non-specific and overlap with the constitutional signs of pregnancy. Overloaded viral testing facilities, urgency of caesarean delivery, limited resources, capricious evidence-base, and potential exposure risk to healthcare providers further add to the challenge imposed by COVID-19. In this discourse we attempt to provide a summary of the current evidence and recommendations concerning the practice of obstetric anesthesia and analgesia.


How to cite this article:
Ganesh V, Bhatia R, Trikha A. COVID-19: Considerations for obstetric anesthesia and analgesia.J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care 2020;10:69-74


How to cite this URL:
Ganesh V, Bhatia R, Trikha A. COVID-19: Considerations for obstetric anesthesia and analgesia. J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];10:69-74
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