Brian Gehlbach ☕️ 🩺 🎹 Profile picture
#Pulmonary & #CriticalCare doc | #Researcher, #SUDEP & #ICU #sleep | Human #physiology | #MedEd enthusiast & noted slow talker | Opinions mine
Nov 13, 2020 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
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. 1/8 3) 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