Rural EM COVID Preparedness and Response Survey
Many reports and articles have been published on how COVID has impacted urban areas and EDs, staff etc. Envisions EPS operating unit predominately manages rural and community EDs. In order to assess the impact of COVID in terms of PPE availability, training, burnout, staff health etc., a survey was conducted of the 130 plus Medical Directors from September 21 through October 15. Results of the survey will be shared with the REMS Section at the meeting. There will be an opportunity for members of the section to share their experiences and ideas for improving the effectiveness and resiliency of their shops.
Tripp Wingate MD, FACEP