Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/18/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19
•  Coronavirus Update with Anthony Fauci, MD (Video)
•  Current Steps Governor Mills has Taken in Response to COVID-19
•  Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines (Video)
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED
•  2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED
•  Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  Managing Student Debt: Webinar on April 16 6-7pm
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 

Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines (Video)

Physicians in Lombardy, Italy, have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients requiring critical care. Based on an existing ECMO center network they developed an ICU network to rapidly identify, triage, and manage patients infected with SARS-2-CoV. Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan discusses the region’s approach to the surge, including clinical and supply management, health care worker training and protection, and ventilation strategies, with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner.

 

[From JAMA Network 03/13/2020]     

Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKS1pahoPRU

Physicians in Lombardy, Italy, have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients requiring critical care. Based on an existing ECMO center network they developed an ICU network to rapidly identify, triage, and manage patients infected with SARS-2-CoV. Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan discusses the region’s approach to the surge, including clinical and supply management, health care worker training and protection, and ventilation strategies, with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner.
 
Read the report of Dr Cecconi's experience at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama...
 
Topics covered in this video
 
COVID-19 cases and case-fatality rates in Italy to date (3:45
How did you reorganize your intensive care services as cases increased? (6:52)  
How many ICU beds were you able to add as cases surged? (10:10
Have you created separate ICUs for COVID-19 patients? (15:47)  
How are you protecting health care personnel? (17:20
Are you making painful triage decisions? (21:30)  
Are you using therapies besides traditional approaches to respiratory failure? (24:50
Have you seen any cases of reinfection? (26:58
What are your recommendations for the United States? (28:10
Are you attempting noninvasive ventilation in less severe cases? (31:07
When you go home, how are you protecting your family? (33:30