Urgences préhospitalières : crise COVID-19 [Emergency Medical Services: COVID-19 crisis]

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serval:BIB_BFDFC16D9792
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Urgences préhospitalières : crise COVID-19 [Emergency Medical Services: COVID-19 crisis]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Maudet L., Sarasin F., Dami F., Carron P.N., Pasquier M.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
29/04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
N° 691-2
Pages
810-814
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The COVID-19 epidemic required rapid and frequent adaptations from the prehospital emergency medical services (EMS). The exposure of EMS providers is significant, particularly during procedures at risk of aerosolization such as advanced airways management or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. EMS personal need to be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment and trained in its use. Interhospital transfers from COVID-19 patients are complex and involve mainly intubated patients. The possible shortage of resources may motivate the implementation of dedicated pre-hospital triage and orientation recommendations, which should be consistent with the hospital processes.
Keywords
Betacoronavirus, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology, Emergency Medical Services, Health Personnel/education, Humans, Infection Control, Pandemics, Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology, Triage
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02/05/2020 14:00
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