This episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine shares a first-hand account from an emergency physician on the frontlines of Italy’s COVID-19 crisis. Listen as Dr. Rob Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer for TeamHealth, discusses the medical impact and response to the coronavirus pandemic with Dr. Matteo Paganini. Dr. Paganini is an Italian emergency physician who is currently serving his rural community in a hospital in the Veneto region of Italy.
Dr. Paganini shares stories and insights that will help clinicians in the United States who are now fighting this battle. Dr. Paganini shares his unique perspective borne from experience regarding dealing with the stresses of caring for so many patients at one time during an outbreak, the psychological impact COVID-19 has on the clinical team and suggestions for how to persevere in the most challenging of situations.
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