Webinar #23 | “Merging Fear with Difficulty: Taking Charge of the Airway”

Webinar #23: “Merging Fear with Difficulty: Taking Charge of the Airway”

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Webinar #23: “Merging Fear with Difficulty: Taking Charge of the Airway”
Dr. Marie Christelle S. Endencia
Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology
Philippine General Hospital
September 25, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

Guest Speaker: Dr. Norbert Lingling Uy
Dean, College of Medicine
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

Discussant: Dr. Loreto A. Fellizar
Prof. and Past Chair,
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UP- Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Albert B. Albay, Jr.
Consultant, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine, UP-PGH

Peter M. Jimenez
COVID-19 Survivor

A difficult airway is defined as the clinical situation in which a conventionally trained anesthesiologist experiences difficulty with upper airway ventilation, endotracheal intubation, or both. Practice guidelines for management of difficult airway assist airway experts on the best approach to manage an anticipated or unanticipated difficult airway. However, patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection requiring tracheal intubation with difficult airway present a unique challenge because current guidelines recommending awake endotracheal intubation in difficult airway scenarios causes an increased risk of infecting health care workers in this aerosol-generating procedure.

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