COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus have quickly and dramatically changed many of our routine practices in the Emergency Department. Keeping healthcare providers safe by using personal protective equipment, changing the physical layout and altering treatment regimes has become the new normal. These changes impose a significant mental and emotional burden on the entire ED staff. … Continue reading COVID-19 Sim Resources
This is the fifth COVID-19 case that we are publishing to provide simulation tools to healthcare providers during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It involves the “protected intubation” of a known COVID-19 positive patient in the simulation lab.
This is the fourth COVID-19 case that we are publishing to provide simulation tools to healthcare providers during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It involves an out of hospital cardiac arrest due to STEMI in a suspected COVID-19 positive patient. This case was written by Trevor Campbell and Jared Baylis for use to assess and improve … Continue reading COVID-19: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
This is the third COVID-19 case that we are publishing to provide simulation tools to healthcare providers during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. It involves an unexpected cardiac arrest in a suspected COVID positive patient. This case was written by Drs. Krista Dowhos and Alim Nagji for use to assess and improve team preparedness to care … Continue reading COVID-19: STEMI with VF Arrest
Last week’s case featured a critically ill patient with COVID-19. However, not all patients will present that sick, and not always to a tertiary care centre. In a follow-up case, this patient presents moderately unwell and is a good case to use in an ambulatory care setting such as an urgent care or clinic. This … Continue reading COVID-19: Ambulatory Care
We are interrupting our regular q2weeks cases with this bonus case for use in an in situ simulation setting for testing your emergency department’s response to acutely unwell patient’s with suspected COVID-19. This case was written by Drs. Alia Dharamsi, SooJin Yi and Kate Hayman who are academic staff emergency physicians in Toronto. This case has … Continue reading COVID-19: Respiratory Failure