A Simple Method for Reducing Risk for Aerosolized COVID–19 Transmission During Intubation and Extubation: The Surgical Smoke Evacuator

It is well established and acknowledged by the American Society of
Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) that aerosol-producing procedures of the respiratory tract, such as endotracheal intubation and extubation, particularly if prolonged or difficult, place nearby health care workers (HCWs) and particularly anesthesia staff at significant risk for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

A Simple Method for Reducing Risk for Aerosolized COVID–19 Transmission During Intubation and Extubation: The Surgical Smoke Evacuator
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