Let’s MacGyver some equipment for COVID-19

We all remember MacGyver. He’d had a toothpick and a piece of thread and voila, he’s create a rocket launcher out of it. Far-fetched and fun. Well there are a lot of very clever and inventive Critical Care docs out there, who have invented a lot of stuff, primarily for treating the hypoxic covid-19 patient.…

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Intubation in SARS-CoV-2

Here is a quick review of how we are approaching  intubation of potential COVID-19 patients at our hospital.  Please develop your own strategy and base it on your resources. The evidence for a lot of what is done is consensus-based. There is a lot of material coming out. Here is a quick summary. A new paper…

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Airway in COVID-19

I have a lot of questions. Here are some answers and a few resources for you. This is all uncharted territory. We have some evidence from SARS and  other instances that we can use, but I don’t think that anyone really knows all the answers. We have Government Health services guidelines, which we all should be using…

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COVID-19: Interview with a world expert

An interview with a world expert. Earlier this year I postponed the Singapore EMCORE Conference, due to COVID-19, but only after a lot of serious thought. The decision was the right one. We are now seeing the effects. With what would have been only 3 weeks away from that conference, conference leave is being cancelled all…

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