Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Jan 7:1-8. Epub 2021 Jan 7.
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pratiksha Hospital, Borbari, Mahapurush Madhabdev Path, Guwahati, Assam 781036 India.
Otorhinolaryngologists, particularly dealing with airway cases, are subjected to highest risk of COVID 19 aerosolisation, self infection and transmission. Moreover, airway cases, which mostly present as emergency, cannot be deferred. Being a tertiary airway centre and having received a number of airway cases, most of them requiring prompt surgical intervention, our airway surgery and anaesthesiology team had to work in conjunction to adapt and readapt the practice over the past few months, striving to achieve effective airway surgery protocols, to minimize exposure and prevent transmission of COVID 19. Read More