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A simple custom appliance against droplet and aerosol transmission of COVID-19 during advanced airway management

By June 9, 2020 No Comments

Health care workers are exposed to high-risk environments when patients infected with COVID-19 require advanced airway management. The virus tends to be transmitted in the air by droplets and aerosols during these procedures. It was demonstrated that a mask over a patient’s nose and mouth to prevent airborne transmission was effective in protecting health care workers. However, patients cannot wear masks during positive pressure ventilation and endotracheal intubation, exposing health care workers to high-risk environments, even if effective protective measures were taken.

Read the full article in Critical Care here.