As the number of COVID-19 cases increases worldwide, anesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency medicine clinicians, and others face health risks due to the potential for virus transmission during aerosol-generating procedures, including intubation and extubation. FAER is excited to lend its endorsement to intubateCOVID.org, an important new effort to track the risks from airway procedures in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection. IntubateCOVID.org, initially launched by the UK Difficult Airway Society and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (London) is an innovative, voluntary registry. After a quick registration process, clinicians log each airway case they perform, including personal protective equipment (PPE) used, and then update with new symptoms and results of personal COVID-19 testing.
Now active in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United States, intubateCOVID.org is a pathbreaking global health effort to track global patterns in airway management activity and PPE use for COVID-19 that will provide information to inform care and health policy in the US and beyond. The University of Pennsylvania Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT), co-directed by past FAER MRTG Grantee Mark Neuman, M.D., M.Sc., and Meghan Lane-Fall, M.D., M.Sc., serves as the national coordinating center for in the United States. All questions or inquiries regarding participation can be directed to a member of the CPORT team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit intubatecovid.org today to learn more!