HiQuiPs: Dashboards Demystified Part 1 – Problem Identification

In HiQuiPs by Vinyas HarishLeave a Comment

You are working in an inner city emergency department (ED) and you notice that there are 10 patients who are waiting for their COVID-19 test results. You know that these patients are all experiencing homelessness but you have no idea if they were all exposed at one place, what symptoms they’re experiencing, and how best to inform your local public health department. You create a spreadsheet to start keeping track of these details …

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Use of Anticoagulation in Patients with COVID-19 Infection

In Medical Concepts by Johnny HuangLeave a Comment

Introduction The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, was originally reported in a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan (China) near the end of 2019​1​. Over the next 6 months, COVID-19 has emerged as the world’s newest pandemic disease with over 7 million cases worldwide​1​. The clinical presentation of COVID-19 is broad and classically involves fever, cough, dyspnea, malaise, and bilateral infiltrates on chest imaging. Less typical symptoms including diarrhea, myalgia, confusion, anosmia, and …

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Approach to Caring for Homeless Patients in the ED during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured by Claire BodkinLeave a Comment

Introduction It’s a cliche that holds true now more than ever – the emergency department really is the front door to the medical system. Despite many health and social services shuttering or moving to virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency department remains open 24/7. Our EDs are still committed to seeing anyone who shows up, in communities of all sizes from coast-to-coast. And while we try to keep people at home …

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Sirens to Scrubs: COVID-19, an excuse to talk about infection control

In Sirens to Scrubs by Maham KhalidLeave a Comment

You and your partner are called to a private residence for Francesca, a 50-year-old woman who feels ‘generally unwell.’ Simple, right? [bg_faq_start] About Sirens to Scrubs Sirens to Scrubs was created with the goal of helping to bridge the disconnect between pre-hospital and in-hospital care of emergency patients. The series offers in-hospital providers a glimpse into the challenges and scope of practice of out-of-hospital care while providing pre-hospital providers with an opportunity to …