Tracheotomy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Created and Supported by the Airway and Swallowing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Contributors:

Noah P. Parker, MD, Indiana University, Bradley A. Schiff, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Mark A. Fritz, MD, University of Kentucky, Sarah K. Rapoport, MD, Georgetown University, Sam Schild, MD, State University of New York-Downstate, Kenneth W. Altman, MD, Geisinger Health System, Albert L. Merati, MD, University of Washington, Maggie A. Kuhn, MD, University of California-Davis

GOAL

To establish tracheotomy recommendations that focus on patient and health care team well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic with minimisation of risk, viral exposure, and personal protective equipment (PPE) depletion. This document is meant to provide background, considerations and recommendations based on an evolving body of literature and front-line information from this early stage in the pandemic.  These recommendations may require individualisation based on region, facility, resources, and patient-specific factors.

https://www.entnet.org/content/tracheotomy-recommendations-during-covid-19-pandemic

The Emergency Airway Course

Postponed until further notice
The Emergency Airway - Front of Neck Access (ENT UK 7 CPD points)
30th March 2020 - The Royal College of Surgeons, London