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Intubation of Potential COVID-19 Patients

Aerosol-generating procedure: see this link for PPE recommendations and related precautions

  • Use checklist if available (see example: File:Harbor COVID Airway Management v3-16-20.pdf)
  • Use BVM with viral filter or avoid BVM altogether, if possible
  • Use RSI to prevent coughing gagging; consider higher dosing of paralytics.
  • Use video laryngoscopy to keep provider face further away from patient (afterwards, clean with grey wipes, observe 3 min wet time)