Consequences of surging hospital admissions across the #midwest
1) Busy rural ER docs calling 6,7,8 hospitals to try to find a bed for a sick patient in need of tertiary care. And failing.
2) Repurposing existing beds to accommodate #COVID19 patients. 1/83) Rescheduling ever more urgent surgeries--heart surgery, cancer surgery, spine surgery--to some future date...a "less busy" date that is hard to see right now.
4) Staffing these new #COVID units, in some cases with non-ICU practitioners. 2/8