Pneumonia. Sepsis. Ventilation. Infectious Disease.
A 64-year-old male patient from the community with fever. He has underlying COPD and a high-risk exposure to Covid-19. He presents with respiratory distress which progresses to respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation.
Goals and Objectives
- Identify and isolate a patient with a novel, highly infectious disease.
Objectives (Medical and CRM):
- Review an approach to febrile patients who present during a pandemic.
- Prioritize the initial approach of infection control.
- Review the initial management of the patient with sepsis/respiratory failure.
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