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Airway management and COVID-19 patient -Saudi Anesthesia Society guidelines-


1 Asst. Professor and Consultant Anesthesiologist, King Saud Bin AbdulAziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, KSA
2 Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
3 Consultant and Chief of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, KSA
4 Asst. Professor and Consultant Thoracic and Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Management KAMC/king Saud Bin AbdulAziz University for Health Science, Jeddah, KSA
5 Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
6 Professor of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Abdelazeem Eldawlatly,
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
KSA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_265_20

The Saudi Anesthesia Society (SAS) in line with the Mission and Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to contain the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is pleased to develop a statement regarding airway management of suspected/confirmed patients with this virus, to ensure the safe practice in dealing with the patient as well as protecting the medical staff from getting the infection. In this report, we have summarized the guidelines necessary for airway management of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patient. Since the COVID-19 outbreak is up to date existed, therefore this report is considered as interim guidelines for airway management of the suspected/confirmed patients. The guidelines will be revisited and modified in the future, if necessary.


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