• A&A practice · Feb 2021

    Case Reports

    An Untested and Uncooperative Pediatric Patient Undergoing a Dental Procedure Using a Negative Airflow Tent During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Case Report.

    • Taylor A Deng and Tsui Ban C H BCH.
    • From the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Stanford, California.
    • A A Pract. 2021 Feb 23; 15 (2): e01398.

    AbstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic prompted the creation of novel techniques to protect patients and health care providers. Simulations showed that disposable oxygen face tents act as a physical barrier and can be repurposed as a negative airflow tent. This case study presents a pediatric patient requiring dental surgery, ineligible for preoperative testing for COVID-19 due to developmental delay and aggression. Precautionary measures were taken by means of full personal protective equipment (PPE) and negative airflow tent. The tent added additional protection and is a promising new technique that is disposable, widely available, and offers full access to proceduralists.Copyright © 2021 International Anesthesia Research Society.

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