Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

GUIDELINES
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 383--386

Anesthesia management of thoracic surgery in a patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19: Interim Saudi Anesthesia Society guidelines


Abdelazeem Eldawlatly1, Mohamed R El Tahan2, Ahmed Abdulmomen1, Maan Kattan3, Abdulaziz E Ahmad1 
1 Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Anesthesiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Abdelazeem Eldawlatly
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Anesthesia Society (SAS) has developed interim guidelines on perioperative care of COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery and anesthesia.[1] Patients with “ suspected/confirmed” COVID-19 might be scheduled for emergency thoracic procedures either during the acute or convalescence phases of the disease. There is a demanding need to develop the SAS recommendations on the perioperative care of thoracic surgery patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are no relevant publications on perioperative care of thoracic surgery in COVID-19 patients. These recommendations were developed from the previous experience of management of patients during the MERS-CoV outbreak in 2012-2013 and literature available on the general airway and anesthesia care for patients with COVID-19, SARS, MERS-CoV.


How to cite this article:
Eldawlatly A, El Tahan MR, Abdulmomen A, Kattan M, Ahmad AE. Anesthesia management of thoracic surgery in a patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19: Interim Saudi Anesthesia Society guidelines.Saudi J Anaesth 2020;14:383-386


How to cite this URL:
Eldawlatly A, El Tahan MR, Abdulmomen A, Kattan M, Ahmad AE. Anesthesia management of thoracic surgery in a patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19: Interim Saudi Anesthesia Society guidelines. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];14:383-386
Available from: https://www.saudija.org/article.asp?issn=1658-354X;year=2020;volume=14;issue=3;spage=383;epage=386;aulast=Eldawlatly;type=0