Airway Management in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Resources and Updates

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

A curated collection of airway resources to aid treatment of COVID-19 patients.

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April 3, 2020
10 am EDT / 2 pm GMT

Calvin A. Brown, III MD, J. Adam Law MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, Darren Braude MD, EMT-P
National Course Directors for The Difficult Airway Course
Pragmatic Recommendations for Intubating Critically Ill Patients with Suspected COVID-19
CA Brown, JM Mosier, JN Carlson, MA Gibbs. JACEP [e-pub]
Infographic presentation of the recommendations found in the above article:

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Consensus Guidelines guidelines for managing the airway in patients
with COVID-19

from the Association of Anaesthetists, the Difficult Airway Society, the Intensive Care Society, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists

T. M. Cook, K. El-Boghdadly, B. McGuire, A. F. McNarry, A. Patel and A. Higgs. Anaesthesia 2020.
Consensus Statement: Safe Airway Society principles of airway management and tracheal intubation specific to the COVID-19 adult patient group.
Brewster DJ, Chrimes NC, Do TBT, et al. Med J Aust 2020; [Preprint, 1 April 2020].
CAS Town Hall Webinar:
Doing Things Safely – Airway Management & COVID-19 Disease
Presented by the Canadian Anaesthesiologist Society
COVID-19 Recommendations during Airway Manipulation
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
Key Human Factors Messages – When Working Under Pressure
Clinical Human Factors Group
Just the Facts: Airway Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
G Kovacs, N Sowers, S Campbell, J French and P Atkinson
The Italian Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: Recommendations from Clinical Practice
M. Sorbello K. El‐Boghdadly I. Di Giacinto R. Cataldo C. Esposito S. Falcetta G. Merli G. Cortese R. M. Corso F. Bressan S. Pintaudi R. Greif A. Donati F. Petrini On behalf of The Società Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI) Airway Research Group, and The European Airway Management Society


Course Updates

The Difficult Airway Course (Emergency, Anesthesia & Critical Care)

The leadership of Airway Management Education Center has made the difficult decision to cancel The Difficult Airway Courses in Boston (April 4 – 6) and Seattle (May 29 – 31).  Please click here for a statement from the Founders and National Course Directors.

Our fall courses are proceeding as scheduled and are accepting registrations:

The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care
New Orleans (Sept. 25-27) New Orleans (Sept. 25-27) San Diego (Oct. 16-18)
San Diego (Oct. 16-18) Nashville (Nov. 13-15)
Nashville (Nov. 13-15)


We look forward to welcoming you to a course soon!


The Difficult Airway Course: EMS,
Essentials of Advanced Airway Management, Fundamentals of Airway Management

Our EMS Authorized Training Centers are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Any communication regarding currently scheduled courses for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS, Essentials of Advanced Airway Management or Fundamentals of Airway Management will come directly from each individual Training Center.

If you have any questions about an upcoming EMS course, please contact your local Training Center directly.  Visit the Authorized Training Centers list for specific contact information.

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