With over 200 COVID19 intubations, Ralph Slepian MD shares their experience and the lessons learned from a team-based approach to safely managing the airway of COVID19 patients.
I recently had the opportunity to debrief with Dr Ralph Slepian who leads our COVID19 intubation team and discuss their experience so far. It’s encouraging to know that after logging over 200 intubations, no one on this team has developed COVID19 symptoms or tested positive using this team-based approach.
But this hard experience is teaching us that there’s much more to safely caring for these patient than PPE. It requires, preparation. planning, team-based training and a thoughtful workflow to minimize exposure. If you’re preparing your institution for its own wave of COVID19 patients listen this Interview with Dr Ralph Slepian @RalphSlepian where we share with you the lessons we have learned using one approach that appears to be keeping providers safe.