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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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Dr. Faruk Danis – Turkey

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Dr. Faruk Danis – Turkey 🇹🇷 Like our colleagues from all over the world, COVID-19 has deeply affected us both in working life and emotionally. Things are very busy in our emergency room. Unlike before, we must protect ourselves from COVID-19 while treating our patients. Aside from our own health, we all have a responsibility to our families at home. We have to approach each patient carefully, there is a constant obsessivity. There are difficulties, especially around personal protective equipment.…

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COVID-19: TROMBOSIS & HEMOGLOBINA

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Original en RebelEM, por Salim Rezaie: COVID-19: Thrombosis and Hemoglobin Traducido por Fernanda Guevara El nuevo coronavirus 2019 se reportó por primera vez en Wuhan, China, a finales de diciembre del 2019. El brote fue declarado una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional en enero del 2020 y el 11 de marzo del 2020, el brote fue declarado una pandemia mundial. La propagación de este virus hasta ahora ha sido global con mucha atención por parte de medios comunicativos.…

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Dr. AlHanouv AlQahtani – Saudi Arabia

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Dr. AlHanouv AlQahtani – Saudi Arabia We are dealing with COVID-19 seriously and following strict protocols. One challenge is dealing with a population who is scared and want to be swabbed but have no risk factors. We have been working to calm them down. Overall, we’re trying to let people know not to come to the ED unless it is serious. In the hospital among colleagues, everyone is being caring. We are all working together – nurses, physicians, EMS personnel.…

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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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[Portugese Translation] Segredos do Ofício: Uso tópico de Lidocaína em gel ajuda na redução de lacerações e escoriações

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Por: Kara Bragg DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC e Hannah Fox, MD Post original: https://www.aliem.com/trick-of-trade-topical-lidocaine-jelly-skin-tears-road-rash/ As lacerações da pele, tipo skin tears, são lesões comuns tratadas em idosos no PS. Muitas vezes, a pele é fina como papel e a área envolvida pode ter retalhos grandes. Quando o paciente chega, o sangue pode estar seco com uma borda cutânea retraída e enrolada. Geralmente, a área da superfície é muito grande e a pele fica fina para injetar anestesia local em toda…

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El Arte de la Profesión: Jalea tópica de Lidocaína quita las lágrimas de los desgarres en la piel y las quemaduras por fricción.

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Original en Deciembre, 11, 2019 Por: Kara Bragg, APRN, FCN-C, ENP-BC y Hannah Fox, MD Los desgarros en la piel son lesiones comúnmente tratadas en adultos mayores en los departamentos de emergencias. Frecuentemente la piel es como “piel de cebolla”, y el área involucrada puede tener un colgajo grande. Para el momento en el que el paciente se presente al servicio de emergencia la sangre puede estar seca con un colgajo retraído y enrollado en sí mismo. A menudo la…

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Trombolíticos no acidente vascular cerebral, segunda atualização: o estudo EXTEND

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Original by Justin Morgenstern|Published January 28, 2020-Updated January 19, 2020| Desde o meu longo post sobre a literatura a respeito do AVC, foram publicados novos estudos controlados randomizados (ECRs) que analisaram trombolíticos para o AVC isquêmico agudo. Não, não temos a replicação do estudo NINDS de que tanto precisamos. No entanto, os novos estudos representam um passo à frente no que pensamos sobre o AVC: eles usam exames de imagens para selecionar um grupo de pacientes com maior probabilidade de…

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