A Practical Guide for Anesthesia Providers on the Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients in the Acute Care Hospital

Ramon E. Abola, MD; Jonathan A. Schwartz, MD; Joseph D. Forrester, MD, MSc; Tong J. Gan, MD, MBA, MHS


Anesth Analg. 2021;132(3):594-604. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to hospitals around the world. Hospital guidelines, protocols, and PPE recommendations ensure the safety of health care workers. Anesthesiologists have been enlisted in airway and intubation teams. Appropriate protocols for these airway teams facilitate successful intubations in our critically ill COVID-19 patients while protecting the health and safety of our anesthesia providers. An understanding of these challenges will allow anesthesiologists to develop procedures and practices within their hospitals for COVID-19 patients.