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COVID-19 airway management training resources

Airway Management Training Manikins & Simulator Apps

Lifelike training in routine, advanced and emergency airway management procedures improves the safety of healthcare workers & improves patient outcomes, including difficult airway techniques.COVID-19 airway management training principles being practiced on a medical training manikin AA91100X

TruCorp manufactures the world’s most lifelike medical training manikins featuring the AirSim X airway backed by a 5-year warranty, as well as a patient monitor simulator and mechanical ventilation app for clinical and medical trainees.

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We ship worldwide and offer free product demonstrations, including a 14-day free trial of our TruMonitor® and TruVent® simulation apps.

How can healthcare providers protect themselves against coronavirus?

COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through droplets, similar to influenza transmission. Coughing, sneezing and certain airway management procedures can create airborne virus-containing particles.

Medical professionals must understand intrinsic transmission vulnerabilities and how to mitigate risk during the airway management process.

High and lesser-risk airway management procedures

Airway management procedures involving gas flow can create an aerosol and are considered high risk:

  • CPR
  • Non-invasive or positive pressure bag-valve-mask ventilation
  • Atomized medication delivery via face mask
  • Tracheal extubation
  • Tracheal suction without closed system
  • High flow nasal oxygen (HFNO)

Aerosols may still be generated during other airway management procedures not involving gas flow. The following procedures are considered lower risk, but not risk-free:

  • Tracheal intubation
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Cricothyroidotomy

In addition to the technical aspects of airway management, healthcare workers are facing or expected to face dramatic and pressure-filled situations including critical care bed shortage, lack of sufficient personal protective equipment and other logistical challenges.

Training in communication, decision-making, teamwork and following a preplanned strategy is a critical aspect of a successful COVID-19 airway management protocol.

COVID-19 airway management principles

Online resources

Many medical education and simulation groups are in process of developing and recommending standard airway management practices for the COVID-19 patient group:

Contact TruCorp online for product pricing or to request a manikin demo at your organization.

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