COVID-19 related resources

JOMI has made the following video-articles available free of charge to help to treat patients in the pandemic. In ideal circumstances, intubation should be performed by the most experienced clinicians available (i.e. anesthesiologist, ER physician). However, in some emergencies medical students and trainees may be asked to help as part of their training. If you find yourself in such a position, remember to always use PPE since intubating produces considerable amounts of aerosols, which increase the likelihood of contracting SARS-CoV2. Above all, keep in mind that you are not alone and can always ask for help

Airway Equipment
Stephen Estime, MD; Abdullah Hasan Pratt, MD; Nicholas Ludmer, MD
UChicago Medicine

  • For adequate airway management, the clinician must be familiarized with all types of equipment at his/her disposal. There is a great variety of tools to properly manage a patient's airway. Selection of a specific piece of equipment will depend primarily on the clinical situation of the patient, and what resources are available

Airway Assessment for Trauma Patient
Stephen Estime, MD; Abdullah Hasan Pratt, MD; Nicholas Ludmer, MD
UChicago Medicine

  • In the emergency department, it's safest to assume that all patients are likely COVID-19 cases. It's therefore crucial, especially in trauma patients, for the assessment of the airway to be performed carefully but swiftly in order to limit the time of exposure to aerosols. Assessment of any emergency patient needs to be done donning the required PPE. 

Pharmacology for Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) Airway Management in Trauma Patients
Laura Celmins, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
UChicago Medicine

  • Pharmacological agents are essential for a successful intubation. The choice of hypnotic (i.e. propofol or midazolam) and neuromuscular blocking agent (i.e. rocuronium) depend on the patient's clinical status, availability, and the operator. PPE use is mandatory at the time of intubation and unneeded personnel should abandon the room before the procedure is performed.  

Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center at JoVE:

The Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center at JoVE provides specific video articles specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, including donning and doffing personal protective equipment, guidance for hand hygiene for healthcare providers, and airway protection. 


Support the ground efforts against COVID-19 in India:

Our hearts go out to all people of India through these trying times and to our fellow healthcare professionals on the front lines. Below we will provide an ever-growing list of reputable organizations doing remarkable work on the ground to contain the contagion. We invite you to visit their websites and, if you choose to, give them your support. Thank you.

  • Sadanah Foundation: aims to build sustainable access to health care and education in low resource settings, by identifying, funding, and promoting grassroots organizations.

    By December 2021, the foundation aims to raise 1.25 million USD with an initial raise of 250,000 USD to be used to source and deliver acute needs and resources: oxygen concentrators & tanks, ventilators, and pulse oximeters and PPE.

  • World Youth Heart Federation (COVID-19): an International Non-Profit Organization representing the youth around the world. The federation provides a dynamic platform to individuals below the age of 35 years to work towards improving the cardiovascular health of the society. 

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Curated by: Joffre Guzman-Laguna MD (joffre.guzman@jomi.com)