Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Intubation Confirmation of COVID-19 Patients
Journal Article - Open Access
RUSH UNIV MEDICAL CENTER CHICAGO IL CHICAGO United States
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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.
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