The view from inside a New York hospital dealing with COVID-19

In this episode, our co-hosts welcome two health professionals from Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in New York, who discuss what it's like working during the pandemic

In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson speak with Gina Carbino and Tammy Troubley who work at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in New York. Carbino, the RN clinical education manager, and Trombley, the RN trauma program manager, discuss the challenges of working amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The conversation outlines the relationship between EMS and the ER, the operational workflow of drive-thru testing, as well as the implications of a recent protocol change where certain cardiac arrest patients are not brought to the hospital if they are not able to be resuscitated in the field. a recent challenge with changing the treatment with protocols to not transport cardiac arrest patients to the hospital. The guests also outline the hospital's plan to deal with PPE shortages, and how patients are being triaged, treated and managed. 

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