COVID-19 Airway Management Resource Center

Clinical Recommendations
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Use of Prone Positioning in Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 and Hypoxemic Acute Respiratory Failure
Xavier Elharrar, MD; Youssef Trigui, MD; Anne-Marie Dols, MD; François Touchon, MD; Stéphanie Martinez, MD; Eloi Prud’homme, MD; Laurent Papazian, MD, PhD

May 15, 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

Advantages of Delayed Sequence Intubation in Selected Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Castro de Oliveira, Bruna Maria M.D.; Lucas Passos de Souza, Renato M.D.

May 13, 2020

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

May 2020
April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Keeping the Baby in the Bath

Dr Chris Nickson, Jack Iwashyna, MD and Dr Paul Young

May 4, 2020

Definitive Airway Management of Patients with a King Laryngeal Tube in Place in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Benjamin J. Sandefur MD, Brian E. Driver MD, Calvin A. Brown III, MD, Robert F. Reardon MD

West J Emerg Med.

April 24, 2020

Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Hypoxic COVID-19 Patients (SCCM, 2020)

Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

April 24, 2020

ThinkingCC COVID Respiratory Management: A Physiological Approach

an EMCrit Webinar with:

Dr. Laura Duggan, Dr. Marco Garrone, Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, Dr. Josh Farkas, Dr. Adam Thomas, Dr. Philippe Rola, Dr. Rory Spiegel, Dr. Scott Weingart

April 15, 2020

5-Step COVID: A Cognitive Aid for the Pandemic Airway

Peter Brindley MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, Chris Hicks MD


Including “A Pandemic Airway Checklist” Infographic

April 12, 2020

Webinar (video):
Practical Guidance for Airway Management in the Coronavirus Patient
with: National Course Directors Calvin A Brown, III MD, J. Adam Law MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, Darren Braude MD, EMT-P

April 3, 2020

Pragmatic Recommendations for Intubating Critically Ill Patients with Suspected COVID-19
CA Brown, JM Mosier, JN Carlson, MA Gibbs. JACEP [e-pub]

April 13, 2020

3 Steps to Intubate Safely with Suspected COVID-19
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Visual representation of “Pragmatic Recommendations for Intubating Critically Ill Patients with Suspected COVID-19”

March 17, 2020

Archive: COVID-19 Airway Management Resource Center

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Aerosol Risk with Noninvasive Respiratory Support in Patients with COVID‐19
David C. Miller MD Paloma Beamer PhD Dean Billheimer PhD Vignesh Subbian PhD Armin Sorooshian PhD Beth Salvagio Campbell PhD Jarrod M. Mosier MD

May 21, 2020
May 12, 2020
May 13, 2020

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

May 11, 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

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for both anesthesiologists and other airway managers: principles and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Équipements de protection individuelle (EPI) pour anesthésiologistes et autre personnel en charge des voies aériennes: principes et pratiques pendant la pandémie de COVID-19

Shannon L. Lockhart MD, FRCPC, Laura V. Duggan MD, FRCPC, Randy S. Wax MD, MEd, FRCPC, FCCM, Stephan Saad MD, FRCPC & Hilary P. Grocott MD, FRCPC

April 23, 2020

intubateCOVID Registry

endorsed by:  Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Society for Airway Management, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and International Anesthesia Research Society


About the Registry

A worldwide tracking tool to measure exposures and outcomes among health care providers who perform intubations in patients with the novel coronavirus.

April 15, 2020

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


Available for download in: English, French, Italian, Spanish and German

April 3, 2020

Negative Pressure Airway Hood
MGH Anesthesia


One example of a negative pressure airway hood, developed by MGH Anesthesia.

March 27, 2020

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Pre-Hospital Considerations
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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
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The faculty of The Difficult Airway Course™ are committed to arming 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