Hassan Shaaib1* and Muhammad Ali Abbas2
1Lecturer of Anesthesia Technology in Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2Consultant Anaesthetist in Prince sultan military college of health sciences Dharan, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Hassan Shaaib, Lecturer of Anesthesia Technology in Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Received: August 17, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020
Airway management is the core skill of anesthesiologists, intensive care units, and emergency care providers. Clinicians assured that oxygenation is not possible without an open and safe airway. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona-2 Virus (SARSCoV- 2), which causes COVID-19, is encapsulated with single-stranded ribonucleic acid and is highly contagious. Authors believed that the transfer of the virus occurs primarily through direct contact with the patient or contaminated surfaces or through the spread of droplets (i.e., relatively large particles deposited in the air) and smaller particles staying longer in the air. Any airway management or procedures in emergency, operation theatre, and intensive care departments can produce aerosols to increase the risk of contamination. For the above reason, healthcare professionals who are treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of developing the disease. The purpose of the current study is to review the methods that reduce the risk of an airborne viral spread, maximize the early attempt success, and encourage the use of indirect glottic visualization with video laryngoscopy (VL). The mentioned measures are approved to reduce personnel exposure in all adult COVID 19 patients who are requiring airway management in all emergency departments, hospital wards, and ICUs. The author highlights the needed measures that require to be taken for the safety of the health care workers associated with the airway procedure while providing high-quality patient care to the COVID-19, suspected, or confirmed patients.
Keywords: Airway; COVID-19; Management; Optimal; Safe; Preparation; Health Care Workers
Citation: Hassan Shaaib and Muhammad Ali Abbas. “Optimal Preparation for Safe Airway Management During Covid-19".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 176-181.
Copyright: © 2020 Hassan Shaaib and Muhammad Ali Abbas. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.