AEROCOMP - Aerosol precautions and airway complications
STAR were proud to support this project looking at Aerosol precautions and airway complications. The results are now out!
"The perceived risk of transmission of aerosolised viral particles from patients to airway practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the widespread use of aerosol precautions, including personal protective equipment and modifications to anaesthetic technique. The risk of these aerosol precautions on peri-operative airway complications has not been assessed outside of simulation studies. This prospective, national, multicentre cohort study aimed to quantify this risk." Results now out: https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15851
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