COVID-Lateral Damage and COVID Silver Linings on the Disaster Podcast

On this episode, we examine little known or talked-about side effects of the COVID pandemic. This is based on several articles from three of our favorite docs and show guests Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, MFAWM , Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP , Benjamin Abo, DO, EMT-P, FAWM, along with paramedic David Fifer, co-host of the RAW Medicine Podcast with Dr. Seth. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert on with Becky DePodwin.

The gang talks about the following tough topics surrounding COVID:

  • Challenges with Long Term PPE Use
    • In the Wilderness Setting
    • Rebreathing CO2 over long shifts in hospital setting
  • Seth Coined the Term COVID-Lateral Damage in an article
    • Economic
    • Inherent Dangers Treating COVID Patients
    • Stress Management in Hospital Setting
  • “Impossible” now Possible in the Face of COVID Necessities
    • Increased Telemedicine Use
    • Changes to EMS Transport-Only Model Looming
    • EMS Use of Ultrasound Diagnostics in the Field
  • Managing a Pandemic in a “Post-Truth” World
    • Failure to trust science
    • Bad news treated as political in nature
    • Ignoring Expert Advice

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