COVID‑19 Airway

CAUTION:  PATIENTS SHOULD NOT BE TREATED WITH AEROSOLS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS THIS AEROSOLIZES THE VIRUS.  

 

NEW:  Airway Management Guidelines for Patients with Known or Suspected  COVID-19 Infection [PDF 646 kB]

 

Video:


This video is a MUST SEE for any provider who may be intubating COVID-19 patients or in the Emergency Department while a patient is being intubated: Respiratory therapists, nurses, paramedics, others.
https://vimeo.com/400628966

Another useful video:  Covid Airway Grand Rounds, Dr. George Kovacs, May 12, 2021.

 

Website Links:

 

Cricothyrodotomy:  http://aimeairway.ca/announcement/95/emergency-cricothyrotomy-emergency-front-of-neck-airway

Airway 'Go-kit': http://aimeairway.ca/announcement/94/covid-19-airway-go-packs

Articles: 

 

Just the Facts: Airway management during the COVID-19 pandemic  [PDF 423 kB]