As of yet we have not changed any of our airway practices aside from placing a HEPA filter on BVMs and not just our ventilators. CPAP/BPAP/Intubation/etc are all still approved.Anyone changing their airway practices? We are going to the iGel for Covid and full PPE required for any CPR or intubation regardless of situation.
Yea, we have the filters too. I have heard a bit of talk about those with transport vents potentially loaning them out to hospitals if the need arises but it's just beanery table talk. I don't know of anyone doing so yet. As of right now we are seeing a ton more cases but it's just because we have the tests now. Death toll is rising but it's still just the very old/sick folks. I do know people that have it and they have said it is horrible but they haven't had to use any more TP than usual.As of yet we have not changed any of our airway practices aside from placing a HEPA filter on BVMs and not just our ventilators. CPAP/BPAP/Intubation/etc are all still approved.
I too have heard of the cytokine storm in young people who use NSAIDs for their COVID symptoms.
Looking for more data on that.
Please tell me this is WM and not another agency already following suit.So one of the area services brings me a kid last night, zero symptoms of any communicable disease let alone covid 19.
They are wearing tyvek suits and have a particulate mask on. After they are done with report I asked them why they are dressed like glow worms, apparently they are wearing their type c suits to every call. In this whole thing all of them have touched their face at least once and haven't cleaned their hands a single time.
It's one thing to be cautious, but what they are doing has zero effectiveness.
Same here, but we don’t yet have the HEPA cartridges for the BVMs.Please tell me this is WM and not another agency already following suit.
As for airway procedures, we are not to intubate patients "at risk," and use iGels instead, this includes RSI. If you do any sort of airway procedure it's supposed to be with an N95 and other PPE, with the doors of the ambulance open and the exhaust vents on. I am ordering filters now because well, what a time to suddenly be in charge or ordering.