With COVID-19 sweeping the nation and ophthalmologists ready to be called to wards and ICU duties, Jay invites 2 former medical school classmates to discuss how ophthalmologists can best help in a disaster-type setting. First, Dr. Elizabeth Greig joins to discuss general rules for returning to the wards and working in the setting of a disaster. Next, Dr. Douglas Kwazneski II discusses working in an ICU and reviews basic ventilator settings.
More resources on working in an ICU with COVID-19 can be found at https://sccm.org/covid19.
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Release: March 25, 2020; expires March 25, 2023
Reviewers: Purnima Patel, MD; Shriji Patel, MD; Carl Danzig, MD
Disclosures: The physician reviewers and Academy staff report no relevant financial disclosures.
Learning Objective: Upon completion of this episode, the listener should be able to describe evolving standards of care for the management of vitreoretinal disorders or the outcomes from recent research and how these impact patient care decisions.
Audience: This activity is intended for retina subspecialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists.
Accreditation: The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hardware/Software Requirements: This learning activity requires a current web browser and speaker or headset capable of playing streaming audio.