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.
- Manage a patient with suspected COVID-19 presenting for urgent surgery
- Manage a circuit filter that has become clogged with secretions
- 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)