COVID-19: Teaching Points From the South Korean Experience

Filmed on March 25, 2020, Drs Elizabeth David and Anthony Kim discuss the experience of caring for COVID-19 patients in South Korea with thoracic surgeons and intensivists on the frontline of the pandemic. They are joined by Drs Young Tae Kim and Samina Park, thoracic surgeons, and Drs. Sang-Min Lee and Hogeol Ryu, critical care specialists, all from Seoul National University. The discussion centers around frontline critical care and surgical experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include the global importance of social distancing, the role of proceduralists and trainees with patients who need interventions, and the critical need for hospitals to learn to function as two separate facilities (one for COVID-positive patients and one for COVID-negative patients).

Part 1: Initial Impact of the Pandemic, Disruption of Normal Hospital Practice, Limitations of Hospital Personnel, and PPE
Part 2: Healthcare Worker Exposure and Infection, Involvement of Trainees in Invasive Procedures, Is there a Cyclic Nature to this Pandemic?
Part 3: The Role of Tracheostomy for COVID-19, The Importance of Social Distancing, “The Hospital Must Function as Two Hospitals”

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