Providing a broad, global view of all aspects related to preparation for and management of SARS-CoV2, COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from the Frontline explores and challenges the basis of knowledge, the transmission of information, and the preparation and epidemiology tactics of healthcare systems worldwide. This timely and provocative volume presents real-world viewpoints from leaders in different areas of health management, who address questions such as: What will we do differently if another pandemic comes? Have we learned from our mistakes? Can we do better? This practical, wide-ranging approach also covers the problem of contrasting sources, health system preparedness, effective preparation of and protection offered to individual healthcare professionals, and the human tragedy surrounding the pandemic.
Offers a global perspective on how the COVID-19 pandemic was handled, things that went wrong, and things that could be done differently in the future.
Covers multiple aspects of the pandemic, including disaster preparedness; perspectives from patients, families, and healthcare providers; inequity of medical resources; risk exposure on the frontline; government decision making; lockdowns; the role of politics; the burden of COVID-19 in various countries worldwide; and future directions.
Reflects on the role of professional societies and NGOs in advising governments and supranational organizations.
Features a diverse list of contributors, including health decision makers and frontline healthcare personnel.
By Jorge Hidalgo, MD, MACP, MCCM, FCCP, Professor and Head, Division of Critical care, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, Belize, Central America; Gloria Rodríguez-Vega, MD, FACP, FCCP, MCCM, Neurosurgical ICU
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Rio Peidras, PR, USA and Javier Perez-Fernandez, MD, Medical Director, Critical Care Services Baptist Hospital of Miami, Florida, USA