Drape to prevent disease transmission during endotracheal intubation

Nader Emami, Tristan Tanner, Funmilola Ogundipe, Vivian S. Hawn, Randi Rubin, Catherine C. Skae, Ariel L. Shiloh, Adam B. Keene

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Endotracheal intubation poses high risk of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and other respiratory pathogens. We designed and here describe a protective drape that we believe will greatly reduce this risk. Unlike the intubation box that has been described prior, it is portable, disposable, and does not restrict operator dexterity. We have used it extensively and successfully during the height of the corona virus disease of 2019 outbreak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-388
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Novel coronavirus
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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