COVID-19 Airway Management Resource Center

Clinical Recommendations
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June 20, 2020

COVID-19 miniRAGE with Hicks and Brindley
Christopher Hicks MD, Peter Brindley M

June 2, 2020

Ventilation and airway management during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in COVID-19 era
Massimiliano Sorbello, Ida Di Giacinto, Stefano Falcetta, Robert Greif

June 3, 2020

The Importance of the Intubation Process for the Safety of Emergency Airway Management
Brian E Driver MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, Calvin A Brown III MD

June 10, 2020

Rethinking the Early Intubation Paradigm of COVID-19: Time to Change Gears?
Philippe Rola, Joshua Farkas, Rory Spiegel, Cameron Kyle-Sidell, Scott Weingart, Laura Duggan, Marco Garrone, Adam Thomas

June 10, 2020
June 9, 2020

A Multidisciplinary Approach for Managing the Infraglottic Difficult Airway in the Settings of the Coronavirus Pandemic
S.A.R. Nouraei BChir PhD FRCS, M. GirgisMB FRCA, J. ShorthouseMB FRCA, K. El-Boghdadly, I. AhmadMB FRCA

May 30, 2020

In-hospital Airway Management of COVID-19 Patients
Elise H. Sullivan, Lauren E. Gibson, Lorenzo Berra, Marvin G. Chang & Edward A. Bittner

June 5, 2020

Tracheal Intubation in Patients with COVID-19
Laura V. Duggan, George Mastoras and Gregory L. Bryson

June 1, 2020
May 29, 2020

Difficult Airway Management in COVID Times
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Madhuri Kurdi, Konstantinos Stroumpoulis

May 23, 2020

Just-in-Time Simulation to Guide Workflow Design for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Difficult Airway Management
Rodrigo J Daly Guris, Anushree Doshi, Donald L Boyer, Grace Good, Harshad G Gurnaney, Samuel Rosenblatt, Nancy McGowan, Keith Widmeier, Mizue Kishida, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki, Heather A Wolfe

May 27, 2020

Respiratory Parameters in Patients With COVID-19 After Using Noninvasive Ventilation in the Prone Position Outside the Intensive Care Unit
Chiara Sartini, MD; Moreno Tresoldi, MD; Paolo Scarpellini, MD; Andrea Tettamanti, DPT; Francesco Carcò, MD; Giovanni Landoni, MD; Alberto Zangrillo, MD

May 15, 2020

The Difficult Airway Refocused
John C. Sakles, Garrett S. Pacheco, George Kovacs and Jarrod M. Mosier

May 8, 2020

Airway Management Considerations in Patients with COVID-19
Praveen Chahar, MD, FCARCSI, Sidharth Dugar, MD and Donn Marciniak, MD

May 2020

COVID-19 Intubation Protocol
Jonathan St. George, MD

May 1, 2020


June 19, 2020

Feasibility and Physiological Effects of Prone Positioning in Non-Intubated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19 (PRON-COVID): A Prospective Cohort Study
Anna Coppo, Giacomo Bellani, Dario Winterton, Michela Di Pierro, Alessandro Soria, Paola Faverio, Matteo Cairo, Silvia Mori, Grazia Messinesi, Ernesto Contro, Paolo Bonfanti, Annalisa Benini, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Laura Antolini, Giuseppe Foti

June 19, 2020

Prone Positioning of Non-Intubated Patients with COVID-19
Mahendra Damarla, Sandra Zaeh, Shannon Niedermeyer, Samantha Merck, Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, Bryan Broderick, Naresh Punjabi

June 17, 2020

Prone Positioning in Awake, Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
Alison E. Thompson, MD; Benjamin L. Ranard, MD; Ying Wei, PhD; Sanja Jelic, MD

June 17, 2020

Prone Positioning in COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure: Just Do It?
Bairbre McNicholas, David Cosgrave, Camilla Giacomini, Aoife Brennan, John G Laffey

June 9, 2020

Conscious Proning: An Introduction of a Proning Protocol for Non-Intubated, Awake, Hypoxic Emergency Department COVID-19 Patients
Lynn G Jiang, Johnathon LeBaron, David Bodnar, Nicholas D Caputo, Bernard P Chang, Gerardo Chiricolo, Stefan Flores, James Kenny, Laura Melville, Osman R Sayan, Manish Sharma, Amos Shemesh, Edward Suh, Brenna Farmer

May 27, 2020

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Aerosol boxes and barrier enclosures for airway management in COVID-19 patients: a scoping review and narrative synthesis
Massimiliano Sorbello, William Rosenblatt, Ross Hofmeyr, Robert Greif, Felipe Urdaneta

September 3, 2020

In-hospital Airway Management of COVID-19 Patients
Elise H. Sullivan, Lauren E. Gibson, Lorenzo Berra, Marvin G. Chang & Edward A. Bittner

June 5, 2020

Guiding Airway Management and PPE for COVID-19 Intubating Teams
Lydia Miller, Elvedin Luković, Gebhard Wagener

June 6, 2020

Protective Device During Airway Management in Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID19)
Farid Chakib Rahmoune, M.D.; Mohamed Mehdi Ben Yahia, M.D.; Ridha Hajjej, M.D.; Solene Pic; Kais Chatti, M.D.

May 2020
May 13, 2020

COVID-19: Intubation Kit, Intubation Team or Intubation Spots?
Sorbello, M; Morello, G; Pintaudi, S; Cataldo, R

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Risks Posed to Personnel During Endotracheal Intubation
David N. Weissman, MD; Marie A. de Perio, MD; Lewis J. Radonovich Jr, MD


April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020

Additional Barrier to Protect Healthcare Workers during Intubation

Babazade, Rovnat MD; Khan, Ejaz S MD; Ibrahim, Mohamed MD; Simon, Michelle MD; Vadhera, Rakesh B. MD

April 22, 2020


Advanced Vent and Rescue in ARDS

Jarrod Mosier, MD

April 11, 2020

Key Human Factors Messages – When Working Under Pressure
Clinical Human Factors Group

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April 3, 2020

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Pre-Hospital Considerations
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COVID-19 in Kids – It’s Not a Small Problem
Ronna G. Miller, MD, Geoffrey Lowe MD, FAAP, Lori Pandya, MD, FAAP, Brian Miller, MD and Brandon Morshedi, MD, DPT, NREMT

June 9, 2020

EMS After COVID-19
Barry Bachenheimer, EdD, FF/EMT

May 29, 2020

Literature Review: Support for COVID-19 Patients

International Prehospital Medicine Institute


April 17, 2020
Special Populations
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Riccardo Castagnoli MD; Martina Votto MD; Amelia Licari MD; Ilaria Brambilla MD, PhD; Raffaele Bruno MD; Stefano Perlini MD; Francesca Rovida PhD; Fausto Baldanti MD; Gian Luigi Marseglia MD

JAMA Pediatr. [e-pub]

April 22, 2020

Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 patients – Consensus Guidelines from the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society

Clyde T Matava, Pete G Kovatsis, Jennifer Lee Summers, Pilar Castro, Simon Denning, Julie Yu, Justin L Lockman, Britta Von Ungern-Sternberg, Stefano Sabato, Lisa K Lee, Ihab Ayad, Sam Mireles, David Lardner, Simon Whyte, Judit Szolnoki, Narasimhan Jagannathan, Nicole Thompson, Mary Lyn Stein, Nicholas Dalesio, Robert Greenberg, John McCloskey, James Peyton, Faye Evans, Bishr Haydar, Paul Reynolds, Franklin Chiao, Brad Taicher, Thomas Templeton, Tarun Bhalla, Vidya T Raman, Annery Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, Jorge Gálvez, Jonathan Tan, Mohamed Rehman, Christy Crockett, Patrick Olomu, Peter Szmuk, Chris Glover, Maria Matuszczak, Ignacio Galvez, Agnes Hunyady, David Polaner, Cheryl Gooden, Grace Hsu, Harshad Gumaney, Caroline Pérez-Pradilla, Edgar E Kiss, Mary C Theroux, Jennifer Lau, Saeedah Asaf, Pablo Ingelmo, Thomas Engelhardt, Mónica Hervías, Eric Greenwood, Luv Javia, Nicola Disma, Myron Yaster, John E Fiadjo

April 13, 2020
Consensus Statements
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Consensus Statement: Safe Airway Society principles of airway management and tracheal intubation specific to the COVID-19 adult patient group

Brewster DJ, Chrimes N, Do TB, Fraser K, Groombridge CJ, Higgs A, Humar MJ, Leeuwenburg TJ, McGloughlin S, Newman FG, Nickson CP, Rehak A, Vokes D, Gatward JJ.

Med J Aust 2020

May 1, 2020

Consensus 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.

March 27, 2020
About This Page
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The faculty of The Difficult Airway Course™ are committed to providing you with the latest information about emergency airway management in critically ill patients with known or suspected COVID-19, while keeping you and your team as safe as possible.


Edited by Michael Gibbs, MD, this resource center features a curated collection of the most relevant information for airway management in suspected COVID-19 patients.


The pandemic environment we are operating in is changing rapidly. As such, recommendations may change from one day to the next. This resource center is our best effort to share the most current knowledge.

April 7, 2020