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Now that #MarjorieTaylorGreene is gone I want to post my poem #BreathlessRegret. A reminder I have seen the fear in the eyes of those she led to their deaths with her lies:
I will tell you the thing I will never forget.
Watching them die in breathless regret.
Clinging to sheets as if it contained their soul.
Begging the disease to please let them go.

Listening to science a moment too late.
Allowing the misinformed to determine their fate.
The oxygen fails, the body goes next.
We look on as they scream to God "not yet!"
The caregiver forever changes at the head of your bed.
From saving your life, to the hand on your head.
You imagined death in a room full of love.
But instead human touch comes from behind a glove.
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#Tweetorial! Continuing with the #NeuroBootCamp my co-chiefs and I are leading @EmoryNeurology on #NeuroEmergencies, today’s #MedEd topic will be:
“Myasthenic Crisis”

Keep in mind I’m approaching this with my #NeuroCritCare hat on @MedTweetorials
Some basic background info: Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disorder causing faulty neuromuscular junction transmission. Typically due to one of the following antibodies:
-Can be seronegative

20% have crisis within 1st yr of diagnosis!
Clinically Myasthenia manifests itself with ptosis, fatigable weakness, eye movement abnormalities, and in the case of crisis- respiratory compromise.
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Why are cases increasing in #Texas #Florida #Mississippi and places like this? Well, there are many reasons here but I want to focus on something productive as a #RespiratoryTherapist so here goes: What both the people that #WearAMask and those who do not fail to realize is the
bigger danger. We wear a mask to protect ourselves from droplets hitting our face when people talk. #coronavirus is not an airborne virus in the traditional sense so we are not wearing it to stop #COVID19 itself so stop with the "these arent N95 masks!" BS. All we are trying to
do is trap particles that may be contaminated with #COVID19 long enough for us to take off the mask. The main issue here is a lack of understanding of #fomites. These are areas that can hold on the the virus and it can remain viable for a period of time until someone comes along
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Brilliant. I think this idea really has legs. If we can move the vent controls outside the room we can check/adjust ventilators without consuming PPE. Combine this with moving IV pumps to the hall and we may reduce ICU PPE consumption by 50%. #innovation #covid4MDs
Calling all #RespiratoryTherapist For which ventilators is it possible to separate the control unit from the ventilator? What type of extension cable is needed? Let’s #crowdsource these extensions. This is an effective low tech way to conserve PPE and save lives. #covid4MDs
Looks like this is the connector we need. Anyone know if these are widely available? Image
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