COVID article involving four from UF Anesthesiology named Article of the Year

A paper from a team that is participating in the intubateCOVID registry, which includes four members of our department, has been named Anaesthesia’s Article of the Year for 2020.

Brenda Fahy, M.D., MCCM, professor of anesthesiology, associate chair of faculty affairs and professional development, and program director of the Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship; Laurie Davies, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, joint associate professor of surgery, and medical director of Shands operating rooms; Amy Gunnett, R.N., CCRC, manager of clinical research; and Kelsey Adair, M.P.H., a clinical research coordinator, participated in the intubateCOVID registry and were included in the article’s Appendix.

The article, titled “Risks to healthcare workers following tracheal intubation of patients with COVID-19: a prospective international multicentre cohort study,” looked at data from 503 hospitals in 17 countries and found that around 1 in 10 health care workers involved in tracheal intubation of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 subsequently reported a COVID-19 outcome.

The intubateCOVID registry is a multinational self-reported database that was created to track health care workers performing or assisting in tracheal intubation of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Fahy, Davies, Adair, and Gunnett also contributed via the registry to another article published in May in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, titled “Trends in personal protective equipment use by clinicians performing airway procedures for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in the USA from the intubateCOVID registry.”

Congratulations to all!