Clinical Guidelines


ANESTHESIA MANAGEMENT

  1. Anesthesia in Patients with Positive COVID Status or Suspected Positive
     
    • Perioperative Management Strategy
    • Preoperative Preparation
    • Intraoperative Pre-Oxygenation
    • Intraoperative Intubation
    • Intraoperative Failed Intubation
    • Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilation
    • Intraoperative Extubation
    • Postoperative Care
    • Infection Control & Debrief
       
  2. Anesthesia in Patients with Unknown COVID Status & Asymptomatic
     
  3. Anesthesia in Patients with Known Negative COVID Status & Asymptomatic
     
  4. Anesthesia in Patients with Positive COVID Status & Difficult Airway
     
  5. Special Anesthesia Considerations for High Risk Surgeries
  6. Anesthesia Considerations for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)


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Updated: 06 May 2020

CODE BLUE (Protected)

Code Blue (Protected) During COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. Key Points
     
  2. Preparation
    • Environment
    • Equipment
    • Drugs & Equipment INSIDE the room
    • Drugs & Equipment OUTSIDE the room
       
  3. Patient & Medical Team
     
  4. Airway Management
    • Intubation
    • Failed Intubation
    • Manual Ventilation after Intubation
       
  5. Transfer to ICU
     
  6. Infection Control & Debrief
     
  7. Additional Resources


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Updated: 09 April 2020

CRITICAL CARE

Critical Care

  1. Key Points
     
  2. Ventilation
    • Non Invasive Ventilation
    • Invasive Ventilation - Lung Protective Ventilation Strategies
       
  3. Fluid Managment & Vasopressor Support
     
  4. Infection Treatment
     
  5. Upscaling Critical Care Skills
     
  6. Ventilators
     
  7. Additional Resources
     

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Updated: 08 April 2020

EMERGENCY INTUBATION

Emergency Intubation for Impending Respiratory Failure

  1. Key Points
     
  2. Preparation
    • Environment
    • Equipment
    • Equipment & Drugs INSIDE the room
    • Equipment & Drugs OUTSIDE the room
       
  3. Patient & Medical Team
     
  4. Airway Management
    • Pre-Oxygenation
    • Intubation
    • Manual Ventilation
    • Failed Intubation
    • Anticipated Diffucult Airway
       
  5. Airway: Intubation Team Concept
     
  6. Transfer to ICU
     
  7. Infection Control & Debrief
     
  8. Additional Resources


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Updated: 6 May 2020

OXYGEN THERAPY OUTSIDE THE OR