Safety of face-to-face 2021 annual congress of the Italian Resuscitation Council during the fourth COVID-19 wave in Italy

Gamberini L, Scquizzato T, Semeraro F, Scapigliati A, Ristagno G, Cucino A; Italian Resuscitation Council Scientific Committee.
Resuscitation. 2022 May;174:22-23. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.02.027. Epub 2022 Mar 15.
PMID: 35301082

Abstract

The 2021 annual congress of the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) took place in person in Rimini, Northern Italy, between December 16th and 18th. Rigorous measures were adopted to grant the safety of participants, including a mandatory EU Digital COVID Certificate, wearing surgical or FFP2 masks, temperature measurement, hand cleaning and social distancing. However, the attendance of asymptomatics who may transmit the virus and trigger outbreaks was possible despite preventive measures. Therefore, to assess the safety of organising face-to-face congresses during the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted an online survey among participants registered to the congress.

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    Gamberini L, Scquizzato T, Semeraro F, et al. Safety of face-to-face 2021 annual congress of the Italian Resuscitation Council during the fourth COVID-19 wave in Italy. Resuscitation. 2022;174:22-23. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.02.027

    Tommaso Scquizzato
    Tommaso Scquizzato

    Tommaso Scquizzato is a researcher in the fields of cardiac arrest and resuscitation science at the Center for Intensive Care and Anesthesiology of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. He is the Social Media Editor of Resuscitation, member of the Social Media Working Group of ILCOR, and member of the ERC BLS Science and Education Committee.

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