Case 3

Patient requiring surgery

This case was designed to assess and improve team preparedness for safely and effectively caring for a critically ill COVID-19 surgical patient who requires anesthesia.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Manage a patient with suspected COVID-19 presenting for urgent surgery
  2. Manage a circuit filter that has become clogged with secretions
  3. Follow best practices for intubation and extubation with least environmental contamination

Case authors: Purnima Rao, MD (Anesthesia); Michelle Chiu, MD (Anesthesia); Amy Fraser, MD (Anesthesia)

Actors: Purnima Rao, MD (Anesthesia); Michelle Chiu, MD (Anesthesia); Vicki LeBlanc, PhD (Director, uOSSC); Stephanie Jones (Sim Tech, uOSSC); Adam Reid (Sim Tech, uOSSC); Glenn Posner, MD (Director, TOH Simulation Patient Safety Program)

Published by toheducation

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