Management of COVID-19 airway management education sessions

With the evolution of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), anaesthetists may participate in simulation sessions regarding optimal patient airway management, infection control measures for themselves and others as an additional Emergency response.

This standard will be implemented for an initial 12 months from April 2020; revisions may occur during this time in relation to the evolving pandemic. Review is expected in 2021.

The education sessions should optimally include a practical simulation component. Simulation in this context may mean bench top training in a local department, not necessarily but may include fully immersive mannequin based simulation in a simulation centre.

Standards for education session providers refer to Appendix 23.

This session does not require prospective recognition from the CPD team.

Evidence: Date, location/practice/hospital and instructor or certificate of completion.

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