In this episode of EMplify, Dr. Sam Ashoo interviews Drs. Al Giwa and Akash Desai, the authors of Emergency Medicine Practice’s recent article: Novel Coronavirus COVID-19: An Overview for Emergency Clinicians (https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics/infectious-disease/COVID-19).
This episode, designed specifically for emergency clinicians, discusses Coronavirus COVID-19, including:
The cause and history of the virus
How it’s transmitted/spread and prevention methods
Tools for management and treatment in the ED
Which patients should be tested for Coronavirus
The role of telehealth, and when patients should go to the ED
Using vital signs to triage patients in the ED
01:01 Why should we care about Coronavirus?
02:22 What is zoonotic transmission?
03:56 SARS and MERS and previous coronaviruses.
04:38 What are typical Coronavirus symptoms?
04:55 What is R0 (R naught)?
06:46 Why is there so much concern about this Coronavirus strain?
10:05 Is there concern that COVID-19 is more lethal?
12:45 What tools do we have to combat pandemics? Containment
14:38 Treatment and vaccines
16:32 Fecal oral transmission
19:01 Airborne and droplet transmission
21:20 Recommendations for the public
22:00 Recommendations for healthcare workers
23:24 Who should get tested?
24:47 How to get patients tested?
25:51 What do you do with a patient you want to be tested?