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  • Airway procedure is highest risk of COVID-19 transmission
  • Low cost method to decrease transmission (~$20)
  • Easily constructed
  • Frame reusable after proper cleaning (dispose of plastic sheeting after each use)
A, The tent consists of the frames and film. Compared with rigid hoods, the tent provides a more flexible and expansible space, allowing clinicians to operate video laryngoscopes (B). The tent can be an accessory for mechanical resuscitation devices (C).

Another example of airway tent:

Sources:

Fang, P.-H., Lin, Y.-Y., & Lin, C.-H. (2020). A Protection Tent for Airway Management in Patients With COVID-19 Infection. Annals of Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.04.004