COVID-19: Voices From the Community

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
January 04, 2021 - With hospitals prohibiting visitors and many patients with COVID-19 unable to communicate with their care teams, it has become more difficult to learn about the people we are caring for—who they are and what makes them unique. As clinicians navigate this changed landscape, we must find new ways to create connections with our patients.
COVID-19 as Seen From the Other Side: A Physician’s Experience Contracting the Virus
December 29, 2020 - When a doctor contracted COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, she realized just how fine the line separating clinicians from patients really is—and that her job was about much more than simply knowing how to make a diagnosis or offer a treatment.
Clinical Aspects of Expanding an ECMO Program During a Pandemic
November 25, 2020 - The demand for ECMO therapy has exponentially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. What does it take to expand an ECMO program in these circumstances? Teamwork, coordination, and...a playbook.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on COPD
November 23, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic led to increased risks in patients with COPD and created challenges in caring for this patient population. There is a dire need for the establishment of effective virtual programs and inclusive care.
How Far We Have Come
November 13, 2020 - As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, clinicians will need to prepare for even more challenges. But it seems that this next wave will be different than the first.
Trainees on the Front Lines
November 02, 2020 - Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, our trainees have been provided with a unique opportunity to learn and manage a novel disease, along with a firsthand look at how our health-care system can adapt to new challenges. The relationship between mentees and mentors has never been more important than during these unusual learning times.
COVID-19 and the Impact on Junior Medical Students
October 26, 2020 - With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical students were thrown into a world of uncertainty, with delayed exams and rescheduled rotations. But these unique challenges could add to their resilience and problem-solving abilities moving forward.
Breathing Easier During COVID-19: Hyperbaric Hoods in the ICU
October 01, 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, clinicians faced challenges in providing respiratory support for critically ill patients. One team came up with an innovative, yet inexpensive and easy solution that helped prevent the need for intubation purely for hypoxia.
COVID-19 and a Mother's Love: The Healing Power of Family
September 21, 2020 - A young patient with COVID-19 was not improving after weeks of treatment—so the hospital took extraordinary efforts to allow his mother to safely visit. The experience showed one physician the healing power of a family’s love.
Lessons Learned: How the Cystic Fibrosis Community Has Navigated COVID-19
September 18, 2020 - As COVID-19 has spread across the world, there has been concern that people with cystic fibrosis may have more severe infections due to the novel virus, similar to 2009 with the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
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