COVID-19 - Dedicated Airway/Procedural Team?

  • 1.  COVID-19 - Dedicated Airway/Procedural Team?

    Posted 10-14-2020 10:13
    Dear COVID-19 forum:

    Early in the pandemic (March-May), our institution had a dedicated airway/procedural team for COVID-19 patients. It allowed us to concentrate expertise in PPE and management within a small group. Since then, we've done away with the team, in order to allow more members of the anesthesiology department the opportunity to gain expertise within the care of these patients.

    What was the experience like at your institution? If you had a dedicated team, does one remain? If not, do you have criteria (patient load) for when to re-establish the team?

    Archer ​

    Archer Martin
    Chair, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Florida
    Jacksonville FL