University of BristolResearch suggests significantly less risk of COVID-19 transmission from anaesthesia procedures

Research suggests significantly less risk of COVID-19 transmission from anaesthesia procedures

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much debate about the danger to hospital staff from anaesthetic procedures. Concerns include that placing a tube in the patient's airway (intubation) before surgery or removing it at the end (extubation) may produce a fine mist of small particles (called aerosols) and spread the COVID-19 virus to nearby staff.

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