Airway management considerations in patients with COVID-19.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 May 15;:
Authors: Chahar P, Dugar S, Marciniak D
Approximately 12% to 15% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection require invasive ventilation via endotracheal intubation. The key to minimizing risk of disease transmission during this aerosol-generating procedure is careful preparation, which includes having necessary equipment and medications on hand as well as an experienced intubation team who can troubleshoot any unforeseen complications. Personal protective equipment should be donned and doffed in the presence of an assistant (ie, "buddy" system).
PMID: 32414708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]