Elizabeth Yang, Viv Sathianathan, Rabia Bourkiza & Evelyn Mensah
That’s my opening line to everyone in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH).
I’m a 4th year ophthalmology registrar working in LNWH eye department at Central Middlesex Hospital. Here’s what I’ve learnt from being deployed to ICU during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Why would they ask you?…….FULL TEXT
Swan Kang, Peter B. M. Thomas, Dawn A. Sim, Richard T. Parker, Claire Daniel & Jimmy M. Uddin
While the Covid-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to ophthalmic service delivery, it also creates a unique opportunity to rapidly expand and promote new uses of telemedicine. Telemedicine offers distinct benefits to patients, clinicians, and communities during the current crisis: it supports social distancing measures by minimising the need for patients and clinicians to travel to hospitals; it enables continued service delivery at a time when in-person outpatient activity has been severely restricted, supporting patients continued access to medical care, promoting patient confidence and reducing patient and clinician anxiety; and reducing the anticipated surge in demand when normal services resume by allowing existing referral, surgery booking, follow-up and discharge pathways to continue…….. FULL TEXT