Controversies in airway management of COVID-19 patients: updated information and international expert consensus recommendations

Huafeng Wei (Lead / Corresponding author), Bailin Jiang, Elizabeth C. Behringer, Ross Hofmeyr, Sheila N. Myatra, David T. Wong, Ellen P. O' Sullivan, Carin A. Hagberg, Barry McGuire, Paul A. Baker, Jane Li, Maksym Pylypenko, Wuhua Ma, Mingzhang Zuo, Nuzhet M. Senturk, Uwe Klein

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    Abstract

    As knowledge and experience in the management of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients has increased with time, a panel of international experts convened and formulated consensus opinions regarding controversial topics in advanced airway management based on current literature. Here we summarise updated information and international expert opinion on several controversial topics concerning airway management in critically ill patients with COVID-19.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)361-366
    Number of pages6
    JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
    Volume126
    Issue number2
    Early online date6 Nov 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Nov 2020

    Keywords

    • airway management
    • COVID-19
    • healthcare workers
    • high-flow nasal oxygen
    • infection
    • mortality
    • personal protective equipment
    • SARS-CoV-2

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