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Posted in: ATOTW > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

In the face of an unprecedented pandemic, facemasks became part of our daily lives, and yet we know little about this seemingly low-tech piece of device. This tutorial reviews the composition of a facemask, the essential properties that offer protection to healthcare workers, as well as the various methods of extending its availability at times of limited supply.

Posted in: ATOTW > COVID-19 & Obstetric Anaesthesia 2020 Language: english

The COVID-19 pandemic presents the potential to encounter pregnant patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. This tutorial covers the anaesthetic management of pregnant patients with COVID-19, including an overview of effects of COVID-19 on the mother and fetus, management considerations, labour analgesia and anaesthesia for caesarean section and obstetric procedures.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly around the world with devastating consequences on patients, health care workers, health systems, and economies. As it reaches low- and middle-income countries, its effects could be even more dire, because it will be difficult for them to respond aggressively to the pandemic. There is a great shortage of all health care providers, who will be at risk due to a lack of personal protection equipment. Social distancing will be almost impossible. The necessary resources to treat patients will be in short supply. The end result could be a catastrophic loss of life. A global effort will be required to support faltering economies and health care systems.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Ideas to create your own mask and face shield

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2020 Language: portuguese

A cocaína bloqueia a recaptação de catecolaminas e dopamina dentro da fenda sináptica, resultando em acúmulo e superestimulação do nervo pós-sináptico.¹ Também antagoniza os canais de sódio, resultando em condução nervosa prejudicada. Ela prolonga a despolarização e diminui a amplitude do potencial de ação dentro do miócito cardíaco, resultando em arritmias malignas.1,2 Tem ações tanto imunossupressoras quanto pró-inflamatórias, e é um agente pró-trombótico potente.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

The impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on postoperative recovery needs to be understood to inform clinical decision making during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This study reports 30-day mortality and pulmonary complication rates in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection

COVID-19 will be around for the foreseeable future and infection rates may fluctuate as public health measures relax. A significant backlog of surgical work is being created in addition to those patients on waiting lists before the present crisis. Retaining an expanded workforce and resources to deal with all of these patients is essential, but illness, fatigue and social issues among healthcare workers all threaten the necessary increase in surgical activity that is needed. This document from the Royal College of Surgeons provides a list of principles, recommendations and key considerations in order to facilitate elective surgery. These can be used in combination with national, specialty and local trust recovery plans.

Preventing a Parallel Pandemic — A National Strategy to Protect Clinicians’ Well-Being

Posted in: ATOTW > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on healthcare systems across the globe our understanding of how best to care for these patients continues to evolve and presents many fresh challenges. Here we present a systems-based, practical guide for the management of COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

Posted in: Other > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Pediatric anesthetists have an important role to play in the management of patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. In many institutions, the COVID-19 intubation teams are staffed with anesthetists as the proceduralists working throughout the hospitals also in the ICU and Emergency Departments. As practitioners who perform aerosol generating procedures involving the airway, we are at high risk of exposure to the virus SARS-CoV-2 and need to ensure we are well prepared and trained to manage such cases. This article reviews the relevant pediatric literature surrounding COVID-19 and summarizes the key recommendations for anesthetists involved in the care of children during this pandemic.

Posted in: Other > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Word version of Covid-19 Surgical Patient Checklist for local adaptation

Posted in: Other > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Reusable Gowns

Posted in: Other > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Disposable Gowns

Posted in: Other > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Reusing Respirator and Eye Protection with Wrap-Around Gown

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

recipes for hand sanitizer

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Creative low-resource solutions to creating barriers to protect the anesthesia provider during intubation and extubation.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Creative low-resource solutions to creating barriers to protect the anesthesia provider during intubation and extubation. Clear plastic barrier and Perspex box barriers, Harare Children’s Hospital, Zimbabwe

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

ACLS Cardiac Arrest Algorithm for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Physician Well being in a time of COVID19

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) - COVID-19 Simulation Resources

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

WFSA / Lifebox : COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

CPR Modifications for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Patients.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

CPR Modifications for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Patients.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

CPR Modifications for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Patients.

Posted in: All > COVID-19 2020 Language: english

CPR Modifications for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Patients.

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