- SARS CoV-2 Transmission
- PPE Use in the ED
- PPE Shortage Allocation
- Triaging Patients
- Treatment in the ED
- Scarce Resources
- Visitor Restriction
- Webinar Format
- Downloadable Slides
This course will cover logistic and clinical factors that emergency medicine providers must consider when treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include SARS-CoV-2 transmission, proper personal protective equipment recommendations and use, transmission risk based on procedure type, who to test, visitor restriction requirements, COVID-19 treatments available in the ER, and when to consider self-quarantine. We also discuss the allocation of scare resources in the ED/COVID-19 setting
Content was created by Caroline Gamse, PhD, a biomedical scientist with a background in virology and vaccine development and who has a husband who is an ED physician. Also contributing is Karen Daugherty, MD, an experienced ER physician. Narrated and compiled by medical writer Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD.
By the end of this course you will be able to
•Describe strategies for PPE use and rationing in the ER setting
•Review strategies for testing and treatment decision making
•Decide upon how to utilize scare resources
•Discuss visitor restriction policies
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Emma Nichols, PhD, is a long time writer specializing in medical topics. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather write about science than "do" science and has been a medical writer ever since. She has a passion for teaching people about medical writing and communicating all things medical.