COVID-19 Series

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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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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