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The impact of COVID-19 on airway management in prehospital resuscitation

Kecskés Attila1, Kobi Ludwin2, Togay Evrin3, Burak Katipoglu3, Tomasz Torlinski4, Michal Pruc2, Lukasz Szarpak256
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0047
Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):216-217.
  1. NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
  2. Polish Society of Disaster Medicine, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Department of Emergency Medicine, Ufuk University Medical Faculty, Dr Ridvan Ege Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  4. Department of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  5. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland
  6. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Bialystok Oncology Centre, Bialystok, Poland

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COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, airway management, endotracheal intubation, supraglottic airway device, prehospital, resuscitation, OHCA

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The impact of COVID-19 on airway management in prehospital resuscitation


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Vol 5, No 4 (2020)

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):216-217.


airway management
endotracheal intubation
supraglottic airway device


Kecskés Attila
Kobi Ludwin
Togay Evrin
Burak Katipoglu
Tomasz Torlinski
Michal Pruc
Lukasz Szarpak

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