Intubation Call for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients

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Pawinee Pangthipampai


During COVID-19 pandemic, the anesthesiologists
have responsibility for intubation in COVID-19 patients
who develop hypoxia and require ventilatory support.
Intubation is a critical time of viral spreading. We would
like to share and compare our intubation experiences with
COVID-19 patients in the context of existing guidelines
and recommendations. There were four COVID-19
patients involved by anesthesiologists at Siriraj Hospital.
Three patients required intubation while one patient
required endotracheal tube changing. There were both

similar and different in intubation processes with existing
guidelines and recommendations. However, several topics
are still controversies. Reliable use of personnel protective
equipment significantly prevents contact disease. All
involved staff were healthy afterward. The excellent
communication sharing updated information for clinicians
is necessary in every hospital. Finally, the local guidelines
also need to be regularly updated and revised following
the updated knowledge that rapidly changes.

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