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Emergency Medicine Telehealth for COVID-19

Minimize Front-Line Provider Exposure and Conserve Personal Protective Equipment
      Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe.
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      Coronavirus (COVID-19).
      ,
      Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
      Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
      Hospitals in densely populated urban locales of the United States are overwhelmed with new cases that exceed their ability to provide safe efficient care to everyone while simultaneously conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) for their workforce.
      • Adams J.G.
      • Walls R.M.
      Supporting the health care workforce during the COVID-19 global epidemic.
      • Carenzo L.
      • Costantini E.
      • Greco M.
      • et al.
      Hospital surge capacity in a tertiary emergency referral centre during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy.
      • Cook T.M.
      Personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic - a narrative review.
      • Kamerow D.
      Covid-19: the crisis of personal protective equipment in the US.
      • Nathan N.
      Waste not, want not: the re-usability of N95 masks.
      Our colleagues and friends on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight are sharing lessons with others as we prepare for the continued viral spread.
      • Carenzo L.
      • Costantini E.
      • Greco M.
      • et al.
      Hospital surge capacity in a tertiary emergency referral centre during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy.
      ,
      • Zhang Z.
      • Liu S.
      • Xiang M.
      • et al.
      Protecting healthcare personnel from 2019-nCoV infection risks: lessons and suggestions.
      • Zhang S.
      • Wang Z.
      • Chang R.
      • et al.
      COVID-19 containment: China provides important lessons for global response.
      • Kapata N.
      • Ihekweazu C.
      • Ntoumi F.
      • et al.
      Is Africa prepared for tackling the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. Lessons from past outbreaks, ongoing pan-African public health efforts, and implications for the future.
      • Jin Y.H.
      • Cai L.
      • Cheng Z.S.
      • et al.
      A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version).
      • Escalera-Antezana J.P.
      • Lizon-Ferrufino N.F.
      • Maldonado-Alanoca A.
      • et al.
      Clinical features of cases and a cluster of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bolivia imported from Italy and Spain.
      Hospitals across the nation have scrambled emergency preparedness and incident command teams to redistribute limited resources, retool workflows, and develop safe care practices for patients, families, and health care teams.
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