Anesthesiology During COVID-19 Video Series
Tools for Protecting Anesthesia Professionals and
Patients During a Pandemic
As the U.S. grapples with COVID-19, Ambu has partnered with Dr. Harriet Hopf – professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering at the University of Utah and an American Society of Anesthesiologists committee member – to provide an educational video series outlining the importance of anesthesia filters and instructions of use.
This 6-part Anesthesiology During Covid-19 Educational Video Series explores how the pandemic has reshaped anesthesia in the operating room. The program begins with the differences between traditional and modern infection control and ends with an analysis of the long-term impact of COVID-19 on anesthesia practice.
In between, Dr. Hopf explains the significance of keeping a clean anesthesia work area and reducing cross-contamination with the five methods of hand hygiene. She also discusses the importance of filters, specifically how they protect patients from the anesthesia machine and the machine from the patient, and shares how to select the right filter and place it properly.
Part three of Dr. Harriet Hopf’s video series focuses on the importance of filters, both to protect the patient from the anesthesia machine and the anesthesia machine from the patient. The right filter plays a key role in helping to prevent cross-contamination.
Principles of Infection Control
Clean Work Area
Filter Types & Function
COVID-19 and the Use of Filters
Long Term Impact of COVID-19
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