This conversation sets the scene for the UK. London now having some hospitals which are overwhelmed, other parts of the UK still in the anticipation period. The conversation moves to the importance of enhanced recovery after surgery and its immediate relevance to the COVID 19 crisis. Then the topic of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is raised, possible shortages are discussed. The debate about non invasive ventilation, continuous positive airwave pressure (CPAP) and optiflow techniques. Oxygen economy is one thing to consider, service providers may face issues over this vital resource.
Presented by Monty Mythen with his guest Mike Grocott, occasional TopMedTalk anchor and Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton.