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Transnasal Laryngoscopy in COVID-19 Era - Method for Additional Protection with Disposable Mask

Update 8-09-2020:   The Negative Pressure Face Shield ('NPFS') offers advantages over the technique depicted below

and is described with an on-line publication:


  and a video of use of the NPFS: Negative Pressure Face Shield (NPFS) for Transnasal Laryngoscopy to Mitigate Dispersion of Bioaerosol in COVID Era

  with a checklist of equipment used: Checklist for NPFS


See also: Transnasal Laryngoscopy in COVID-19 Era - Video - Additional HCW Protection (Health Care Worker)

Return to: N95 Respirators (HEPA or High-Efficiency-Particulate-Air Filter Respirators) as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Otolaryngology COVID 19 Resources

Abbreviations Addressing COVID-19 Explained

References: (see Otolaryngology COVID 19 Resources  for more complete references)

Chan JYK et al. There is no routine head and neck exam during  the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorea. April 06, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22541/au.158620824.46293518 [ADDED 15 APRIL 2020]

Cheng X, Liu J, Li N, et al. Otolaryngology Providers Must Be Alert for Mild and Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients. Accepted for publication in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. [ADDED 6 April 2020]
Cui C, Yao Q, Zhao Y, et al. Approaching Otolaryngology Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Accepted for publication in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. [ADDED 6 April 2020]
Givi B, Schiff B, Chinn S, et al. Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0780 [ADDED 31 March 2020]
Kowalski LP, Sanabria A, Ridge JA, et al. COVID-19 pandemic: Effects and evidence-based recommendations for otolaryngology and head and neck surgery practice. Head and Neck. 2020. doi: 10.1002/hed.26164 [ADDED 15 April 2020]
Lu D, Wang H, Yu R, et al. Integrated infection control strategy to minimize nosocomial infection of coronavirus disease 2019 among ENT healthcare workers. https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30092-X/abstract. February 18, 2020. Accessed March 21, 2020.
Meccariello G and Gallo O. What ENT doctors should know about COVID-19 contagion risks. Authorea. April 09, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22541/au.158646513.30988578 [ADDED 15 April 2020]
Parhar H et al.. Topical Preparations to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Aerosolization in Head and Neck Mucosal Surgery. Authorea. April 08, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22541/au.158636956.63067038