ResearchPad - just-the-facts https://www.researchpad.co Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[Just the Facts: Protected code blue – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the emergency department during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_8049 Emergency medical services (EMS) is called for a 65-year-old man with a 1-week history of cough, fever, and mild shortness of breath now reporting chest pain. Vitals on scene were HR 110, BP 135/90, SpO2 88% on room air. EMS arrives at the emergency department (ED). As the patient is moved to a negative pressure room, he becomes unresponsive with no palpable pulse. What next steps should be discussed in order to protect the team and achieve the best possible patient outcome?

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<![CDATA[Just the Facts: Airway management during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/N3819b976-0f1b-487c-bfcc-f31013933034 A previously healthy 42-year-old male developed a fever and cough shortly after returning to Canada from overseas. Initially, he had mild upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and a cough. He was aware of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and the advisory to self-isolate and did so; however, he developed increasing respiratory distress over several days and called 911. On arrival at the emergency department (ED), his heart rate was 130 beats/min, respiratory rate 32 per/min, and oxygenation saturation 82% on room air. As per emergency medical services (EMS) protocol, they placed him on nasal prongs under a surgical mask at 5 L/min and his oxygen saturation improved to 86%.

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<![CDATA[Just the Facts: Protecting frontline clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/Nb8465f0a-7c2f-4205-b1a3-191455634547

There is no patient emergency more important than protecting health care workers during a pandemic.

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