Calculation of air change rates and post-aerosol pause times for a COVID-19 airway management enclosure

Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIn this mannequin-based simulation study, the use of the aerosol box increased the time to intubation in some contexts but not others. Further studies in a clinical setting should be conducted to make appropriate modifications to the aerosol box to fully elicit its efficacy and safety prior to implementation in airway guidelines for managing patients with COVID-19.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This article describes how an anesthesiology department at a large urban academic hospital rapidly adapted and deployed to meet the threat head-on. Topics included are preparatory efforts, devel opment of a team-based staffing model, and a new strategy for resource management. While still maintaining a fully functioning operating theater, discrete teams were deployed to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 intensive care units, rapid response/airway management team, the difficult airway response team, and labor and delivery. Additional topics include the creation of a temporary ‘pop-up’ anesthesiology-run COVID-19 in...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This article offers guidance on airway management for a variety of critical care and procedural settings in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection.Anesthesia &Analgesia
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
The challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19 disease through aerosols have compelled anesthesiologists to modify their airway management practices. Devices such as barrier boxes are being considered as poten...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionThe goal of the guidelines is to make the procedure safer for medical teams, without harming the patients. Further improvements of the guidelines will surely appear as COVID-19 is a new entity and there is not yet much experience in handling it.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We have shown that a highly skilled designated intubation team, following a protocolized, early tracheal intubation model may be beneficial in improving patient and staff safety, and could be considered by other institutions in future pandemic surges. PMID: 32886298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
Bhavna Gupta, Gaurav Jain, Priyanka Mishra, Sharmishtha PathakIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(9):796-799
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Sheila N Myatra, Sushan Gupta, Prathamesh S PaiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):96-104 The severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2(SARS-Cov2) virus replicates in the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, and the oropharynx. During oral surgery, the risk of viral transmission is high during instrumentation in these areas, while performing airway management procedures, the oral surgery itself, and related procedures. During the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, patients with an oral pathology usually present for emergency procedures. However, patients with oral cancer, being a semi-emer...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Consensus airway guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) were published on the 2 External 0 0 0 Anaesthesia-Intensive Care Medicine hub false https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/covid-19-airway-management-principles true false%> website in April 2020 and subsequently 2 External 0 0 0 in the journal Anaesthesia false https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15054 true false%>. These focus mainly on management of critically ill patients with confirmed or suspected CO...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Purpose of review A growing numerical and complexity of patients requiring nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) necessitates a multidisciplinary approach of a highly experienced team in a highly technological setting of the cathlab or radiology suite. These requirements are even more magnified in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Recent findings This review describes the aspects of risk stratification both in adults and children with respect to patient morphology, airway management, cardiorespiratory function and finally future developments, which could beneficially interfere with imminen...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NONOPERATING ROOM ANESTHESIA: Edited by Janusz C. Andres Source Type: research
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