Dr. Kusum Mathews is a pulmonary and critical care physician and researcher at Mt. Sinai in NYC. She staffed the first week of her hospital’s COVID ICU. The week started off with only a few COVID-19 positive patients and escalated to having patients spilling over into multiple ICU areas by the end of the week. Dr. Mathews discusses her experiences with vent management, the ethics of vent distribution, and coping mechanisms in the stressful and challenging working environment caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19.
In this podcast, we discuss several resources for physicians to learn more about current recommendations for the management of COVID-19. These resources are listed below. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the player here or on iTunes from GEMCAST.
Please note: the recommendations, guidelines, and the evidence base are changing daily. In addition, our discussion represents our own opinions and experiences, and should not be considered medical advice, and may not reflect the opinions of our respective institutions.