Informed consent can be challenging during “normal” times, but it has become increasingly complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The informed consent process ensures that a patient or their surrogate decision-maker understands the benefits, potential risks and any alternatives of a…
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The Society of Airway Management recently issued guidelines for Difficult Airway Management in COVID-19 patients.  The SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus is extremely contagious via respiratory droplets and therefore extra precautions are needed for airway management in severe COVID-19 infection.  Airway…
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Use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) or BiPAP can temporarily support ventilation during initial treatment in some patients with respiratory failure. However, many patients fail NPPV and ultimately need intubation. Early intubation or close observation can benefit patients at…
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