Accession Number:

AD1110351

Title:

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Intubation Confirmation of COVID-19 Patients

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

RUSH UNIV MEDICAL CENTER CHICAGO IL CHICAGO United States

Report Date:

2020-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The novel coronavirus disease of 2019 COVID-19 is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, as well as large numbers of patients requiring endotracheal intubation. While much of the literature has focused on the intubation technique, there is scant discussion of intubation confirmation. Herein, we discuss the limitations of traditional confirmatory approaches, summarize the literature supporting a role for point-of-care ultrasound in this application, and propose an algorithm for intubation confirmation among COVID-19 patients. West J Emerg Med. 20202151042-1045.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE