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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE S5 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles

GUIDELINES

Procedures in COVID-19 Patients: Part-I

Sheila N Myatra, Lakshmi N Yaddanpuddi, Sachin Gupta, Tapas K Sahoo, Ravi Prakash, Tarun A Sahu, Akansha Jain, Palepu BN Gopal, Dhruva Chaudhry, Deepak Govil, Shubhal Dixit

Keywords : Aerosols, Airway, Bronchoscopy, Central venous catheter, COVID-19, Diagnostic procedure, Emergency, Intubation endotracheal, Nebulizers, SARS-CoV-2, Tracheostomy

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23597

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The number of cases with novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection is increasing every day in the world, and India contributes a substantial proportion of this burden. Critical care specialists have accepted the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and are frontline warriors in this war. They have worked hard in streamlining workflow isolation of positive patients, clinical management of critically ill patients, and infection prevention practices. With no end in sight for this pandemic, intensive care unit (ICU) practitioners, hospital administrators, and policy makers have to join hands to prepare for the surge in critical care bed capacity. In this position article, we offer several suggestions on important interventions to the ICU practitioners for better management of critically ill patients. This position article highlights key interventions for COVID-19 treatment and covers several important issues such as endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy (surgical vs PCT), nebulization, bronchoscopy, and invasive procedures such as central venous catheters, arterial lines, and HD catheters.


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