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COVID-19 Information for Low Resource Settings

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Anaesthesia & COVID19

Airway management

Obstetrics

WFSA Member Society guidelines

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This site is intended to provide information for anesthesia providers working in a limited-resource setting caring for patients with COVID-19. If there is any topic you would like to see included or useful information (including pictures) you would like to share please contact Francis Peel

The information on this page is organised into five thematic groups. Click on the following links to jump to the information relevant to you:

Keeping you and your patient safe

  • intubation in a bagDo it yourself PPE 
    • Ideas to create your own face mask and shield - Early research has indicated that these masks may offer a useful alternative in the case of N95/FFP3 masks not being available or for situations where a fluid-resistant facemask is required instead.  These do not protect to the same degree as N95 masks, and are dependant on mask fitting and the filtration properties of the surgical material used.  For further information, please contact advocacy@wfsahq.org.
**Studies have highlighted potential problems with the use of some barrier adjuncts.  Users should perform individual risk-benefit analysis prior to their use.
  • Physician well-being - Selected resources relating to wellbeing and psychological support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perioperative Care 

  • COVID-19 Intraoperative Checklist - To be used in conjunction with the WHO SSCL to minimize healthcare provider exposure when operating on a COVID-19(+) or suspected patient:

Critical/Intensive Care 

  • Management of Severe COVID-19 Disease  - Guidelines developed by Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists, Critical Care Society of Kenya, and the Respiratory Society of Kenya on the management of the patient with COVID-19.

Simulation

  Webinars and apps

Ideas to create your own mask and face shield