COVID Chronicles #5 | Clément Buléon: The Airway SWAT Team, an Alternate Model

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Clément Buléon is an attending anesthesiologist from Normandy, France, and a founding member for the French Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

His hospital has designed an alternate strategy for COVID response: Creating an airway “SWAT” team.

This novel approach focuses on creating one expert team through extensive training rather than risking many staff members with minimal training being exposed to aerosolizing procedures.

Building highly collaborative pairs of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists and creating a new algorithm with practice and development through simulation has led to the development of a new, high performing team.