This piece is a detailed and reassuring look at how preparations are being made in North Carolina by our occasional host and regular contributor Vicki Morton. “I was told a few weeks ago [that] my focus was shifting to Covid preparedness”; hear how a taskforce was put together to prepare for the global pandemic. “Various different countries have been in denial” but now the fight back has begun in ernest. Will testing kits be made more widely available soon?

Questions for our listeners: Could a ‘remote buddy system’ – facilitated by online facetime or video communication – help practitioners to put on personal protection equipment in your practice? Do you have creative ways of dealing with children off school and the current pressures other providers like you might face? Are you prepared for more patients were you work? Do you consider cohorting to be the way forward? What are your thoughts on the plans where you work? Please email us: contact@topmedtalk.com and we will share them with the audience.

Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with Vicki Morton, Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Providence Anesthesiology Associates, P.A.

Our conversation with Dan Martin is here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/covid-19-oxygen-economy-cpap-and-ventilators/

Our guest kindly shared her email with us: Vicki.Morton@provanesthesiology.com

Thank you to our sponsor Edwards Life Sciences.

Edwards clinical education (ECE): https://www.edwards.com/clinicaleducation