Airway management in a new and changing world

Unfortunately hands-on AIME airway programming has been on hold for obvious reasons. Stay tuned for renewed upcoming educational offerings including a Clinical Cadaver live stream Free AIMERemote in June 2021 and a new program on awake intubation- AIMEAwake in October, attached to our AIMEAdvanced course.

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Severe COVID-19

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Abstract

Berlin D et al. NEJM 2020

Evaluation and Management of Severe Covid-19
• Patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) may become critically ill with acute respiratory distress syndrome that typically begins approximately 1 week after the onset of symptoms.
• Deciding when a patient with severe Covid-19 should receive endotracheal intubation is an essential component of care.
• After intubation, patients should receive lung-protective ventilation with plateau pressure less than or equal to 30 cm of water and with tidal volumes based on the patient’s height.
• Prone positioning is a potential treatment strategy for refractory hypoxemia. • Thrombosis and renal failure are well-recognized complications of severe Covid-19. • Data are needed from randomized trials to inform the benefits and risks of antiviral or
immunomodulatory therapies for severe Covid-19; as of mid-May 2020, no agents had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of these patients.
• Preliminary data from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving patients with severe Covid-19 suggest that the investigational antiviral remdesivir shortens time to recovery.
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