Protocols and safety measurements used in intubation of COVID-19 patients


  • Ahmed Fouad Bogari Department of Anasthesia and Intensive Care Unit, King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nada Mohmmad Alharbi Department of Emergency Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Abdulrahman Alaqlan College of Medicine, Wroclow Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Turki Salem Aljaza Department of Anaesthesiology, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Ali Ibrahim Alibrahim Department of Emergency Medicine, Jafr General Hospital, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
  • Fadwa Ahmed Ali Department of Anaesthesiology, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim Saad Alduhayshi College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
  • Yasmeen Marwan Ghandoora Department of Emergency Medicine, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Majed Nasser Alhajeri College of Medicine, Vision Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah Yahya Alshehri Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
  • Naif Hussain Alqahtani Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia



COVID-19, Intubation, Prevention, Surgery, Decontamination


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to pose an emergency to contain the contamination and prevent the further spread of the infection. In this context, many societies and research papers were published to optimize guidelines and protocols for patients undergoing surgery and subsequent intubation. Accordingly, infection control is a critical approach to reduce the rate of contamination and risk of catching infections for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients. As a result, various guidelines were discussed in the current literature review, including guidelines to the patient, healthcare workers, operating room, anesthesia equipment, and patient transportation. For instance, healthcare workers can protect themselves from catching infections by wearing personal protective equipment and conducting adequate disinfection measures following each operation, in addition to the proper disposal of the contaminated objects. Strictly following these protocols should be done to reduce the risk of contamination in the operating room and enhance the outcomes of the patients and healthcare workers.


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How to Cite

Bogari, A. F., Alharbi, N. M., Alaqlan, M. A., Aljaza, T. S., Alibrahim, A. I., Ali, F. A., Alduhayshi, I. S., Ghandoora, Y. M., Alhajeri, M. N., Alshehri, A. Y., & Alqahtani, N. H. (2022). Protocols and safety measurements used in intubation of COVID-19 patients. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(2), 1005–1009.



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