Fight with anti-epidemic heroes to prevent sympathy and protect life
Source： Time：2020-04-10 15:36
Recently, with the outbreak of the new crown epidemic all over the world, this sudden storm did not just come to one country, but a test that we all have to face. The outbreak of the epidemic suddenly made us soberly aware: in the face of disasters, life seems so pale and weak. Faced with such a spreading new type of coronavirus, medical staff who stick to the front line have to face more fear and risk of infection than ordinary people.
If you want to ask which treatment is the most dangerous to rescue severely ill patients with new coronary pneumonia? The answer is endotracheal intubation. Because the moment the patient’s mouth is opened, high concentrations of virus will spew out with breathing to form aerosols, which will diffuse around the doctor’s face and body. Due to the great risk of infection, we medical staff need more and more detailed protection than ordinary people. Moreover, compared with the previous tracheal intubation, the tracheal intubation under the epidemic situation needs to be completed in a shorter time, so it is extremely important to choose the right intubation tool!
On March 2, 2020, in response to the current situation that critically ill patients with new coronary pneumonia require tracheal intubation, the Airway Management Group of the Anesthesiology Branch of the Chinese Medical Association organized airway management experts to draft the "Expert advice on safe implementation of tracheal intubation in critically ill patients with new coronary pneumonia" to guide frontline anesthesiologists and critically ill doctors to safely and effectively implement tracheal intubation.
In addition, the New Youth Anesthesia Forum published an article about ⟪practical recommendations for severe and anesthesiologists to manage patients infected with the new coronavirus (2019-nCov)⟫, the article was written by the Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists published in the journal "CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA" in February 2020, the content is shown in the figure below:
The article mentioned that it is strongly recommended to use split video laryngoscopes to increase the distance between doctors and patients and reduce the risk of cross-infection due to close contact!
The most representative brand of split video laryngoscopes is the GlideScope video laryngoscope. Since the display and the handle are separated, the medical staff can stay away from the patient’s nose and mouth during tracheal intubation without bending the waist operating. It greatly reduces the operational risks of medical staff and avoids cross-infection between doctors and patients.
The video laryngoscopes shown in the picture above is GVL models of GlideScope brand
Among them, the disposable GVL Stat of the GlideScope video laryngoscope adopts a "full-wrapped" design, that is, the handle surface and the front end of the lens are wrapped to effectively block the secretion of high-concentration virus and reduce the risk of cross-infection.
The video laryngoscopes shown in the picture above is AVL models of GlideScope brand
The picture above shows the disposable GVL Stat of GlideScope video laryngoscope
The picture above shows the HD display of the GlideScope video laryngoscope
In addition, the patented design of the GlideScope video laryngoscope with a 60-degree angle conforms to the anatomical structure of the human anatomical throat. It does not need to be lifted vigorously, and it produces less irritation to the patient’s throat, reducing the patient’s coughing and causing the discharge of secretions. Prevent the spread of aerosols. And it can effectively reduce the level of glottal exposure, achieve one-time successful intubation, reduce the occurrence of difficult intubation, and strive for the best rescue opportunity for medical staff to rescue critically ill patients!
It is precisely because GlideScope video laryngoscope can give medical staff more detailed protection, so it is also an ideal choice for tracheal intubation laryngoscope under the current epidemic situation.
In order to provide reference for the relevant units of epidemic prevention and control in various places when purchasing equipment, the China Medical Equipment Association announced on its official website the third batch of urgently needed medical equipment for the prevention and control of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. The first on the list is the GlideScope video laryngoscope.
Because the lesson of blood during SARS is that close intubation causes infection of medical staff, it is urgent to protect medical staff!
The battle against the new-type pneumonia epidemic is not over yet. At this moment, GS Laryngoscope and all front-line anti-epidemic heroes "fight" together to prevent cross-infection, protect life, and wait for spring to bloom together!