The Association of Anaesthetists ran high‐fidelity, in‐situ simulation of high‐risk procedures on patients with COVID‐19 in a negative‐pressure side room on their intensive care unit (ICU). The aim was to identify potential problems, test the robustness of the systems and inform modification of the standard operating procedures for any patients with COVID‐19 admitted to their ICU. The simulations revealed several important latent risks and allowed them to put corrective measures in place before the admission of patients with COVID‐19. They recommend that staff working in clinical areas expected to receive patients with COVID‐19 conduct in‐situ simulation in order to detect their own unique risks and aid in the creation of local guidelines of management of patients with COVID‐19.

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