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Dr. Anh-Nhi Thi Huynh and Dr. Larshan Perinpam – Denmark

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Dr. Anh-Nhi Thi Huynh and Dr. Larshan Perinpam – Denmark ?? Thanks to ISAEM for giving us the opportunity to share our experiences with COVID-19 at the Emergency Department in Herning, Denmark. We were one of the most affected hospitals in Denmark by COVID-19. We quickly separated an area within the ED for diagnosed and possible COVID-19 patients only – a so called COVID-section. The COVID-section replaced our usual observation unit/beds where patients often was admitted for a maximum of…

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Dr. Erich Hanel – Canada

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Dr. Erich Hanel – Canada ?? The challenges we faced in response to COVID-19 were not unique. My colleagues have been affected professionally at work and personally at home. I do think our Emergency Department was unique in our response to COVID-19 challenges. We mobilized as a team, with support from our leadership. Shifts were different, patient volumes were decreased, general healthcare provider anxiety was increased. As a team, our efforts were consolidated with contributions from nursing, physicians, respiratory therapists,…

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Dr. Tsamo Vigny – Cameroon 

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Dr. Tsamo Vigny – Cameroon ?? In Cameroon, we have around 91 cases.* We’re expecting more cases ahead and all that we can do now is prevent and prepare. Our country is in partial confinement. In my community, we haven’t yet had a suspected case but we are taking precautionary measures. We are trying to educate patients and caregivers about COVID-19 with an emphasis on preventive measures and what to do in case of a suspected case at home. We…

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ISAEM COVID-19 Social Media Project

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Dear Emergency Physicians, First Responders and Front-Line Health Care Staff: We hope that you are staying healthy during these difficult times.  Our team is organizing a new social media initiative to share experiences from the frontline across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic similar to the Humans of New York page (https://www.humansofnewyork.com/).  We are looking for short reflections about your experience working in the emergency department and in other health care settings as well as any other thoughts you would…

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