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Insights From Tele-ICU Rounding During the COVID-19 Emergency

A talk by Neal Reynolds
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

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Concerns about the highly infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus have stimulated interest in physical distancing and care-provider protection while trying to treat critically ill patients. Ultimately, issues evolved regarding personnel recognition, direct communication, air-lock barriers, and crowding, leading to new unexpected challenges when caring for patients remotely. Learn how this Tele-ICU used telemedicine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  1. See why telehealth provides very safe physical distancing
  2. Learn how communication is impacted when staff wear face mask, elastomeric masks or PAPRs
  3. Insights into new techniques to limit virus spread