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Dr. Akshay Khandelwal on the Detroit Epicenter | COVID-19 Hub

Dr. Akshay Khandelwal provides an overview of Henry Ford Hospital's work to fight COVID-19 in the Detroit epicenter, including going to a block model schedule for many physicians and ensuring the entire care team – physicians, residents, fellows and advanced practice providers – focus on their wellness to avoid burnout. Dr. Khandelwal also highlights what he wishes he'd known a month ago, such as more widespread testing, that COVID-19 can masquerade as other cardiovascular syndromes, built a virtual care platform in advance and also, that he should have gotten a haircut. The ACC has established a COVID-19 Hub at https://www.acc.org/COVID19, which is updated daily to provide the most recent and relevant clinical guidance, clinical perspectives and more.

Dr. Sean Pinney on the NYC Epicenter | COVID-19 Hub

Dr. Sean Pinney provides an overview of Mount Sinai Health System's efforts to combat COVID-19 in New York City, including the importance of systemic anticoagulation as "now more than ever we're beginning to realize that COVID illness is really a thrombotic disorder." He also tells us that if he'd known a month ago what he knows now, he wishes they'd organized proning teams sooner – teams of nurses and assistants who can go through the mechanics of turning over patients while on a ventilator as there are a number of technical challenges he'd never considered. The ACC has established a COVID-19 Hub at https://www.acc.org/COVID19, which is updated daily to provide the most recent and relevant clinical guidance, clinical perspectives and more.

Dr. David Dudzinski on COVID-19 from the Boston Epicenter

Dr. David Dudzinski provides an overview of Massachusetts General Hospital's work to fight the COVID-19 epidemic in Boston, including converting outpatient cardiovascular services to telehealth and telephone to maintain CV care while reducing the risk of viral transmissions. On the in-patient side, MGH's cardiac ICU was the first non-MICU unit to convert entirely to a COVID unit and was at capacity by March 31. The ACC has established a COVID-19 Hub at https://www.acc.org/COVID19, which is updated daily to provide the most recent and relevant clinical guidance, clinical perspectives and more.

Dr. April Stempien Reports Otero on the Seattle Epicenter

Dr. April Stempien-Otero provides an overview of how the University of Washington has handled the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle over the last 41+ days, including having "doff-icers" who ensure staff safely and correctly dons and doffs their personal protective equipment. Dr. Stempien-Otero also highlights UW resources for hospital systems preparing for COVID-19 at http://covid-19.uwmedicine.org. The ACC has established a COVID-19 Hub at https://www.acc.org/COVID19, which is updated daily to provide the most recent and relevant clinical guidance, clinical perspectives and more.

AGA and Rx.Health Create Virtual Care Hub and Telehealth to Support GI Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis

Virtual Care Hub and Telehealth delivered via Rx.Health’s digital health platform will support digital screening and triage of patients before in-person appointments and more.

American College of Cardiology Urges Heart Attack, Stroke Patients to Seek Medical Help

After reported drops in heart attack, stroke patients going to ER amid COVID-19 pandemic, new CardioSmart resources outline when, how to seek help.

Expert Medical Societies Release Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Breast Cancer Patient Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

pandemic. “As hospital resources and staff become limited, it is vital to define which breast cancer patients require urgent care and which can have delayed or alternative treatment without changing survival or risking exposure to the virus,” said Jill R. Dietz, MD, FACS, president of the ASBrS.

$1 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund is Launched by Inspire Brands: Fund to Support Childhood Hunger, Restaurant Industry Workers

The initial disbursement from the fund is a $100,000 grant from the Arby’s Foundation, a division of the Inspire Brands Foundation.