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E:14 My experience getting sick as an EMS provider - April 30, 2020

May 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
EMS on AIR
E:14 My experience getting sick as an EMS provider - April 30, 2020
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E:14 My experience getting sick as an EMS provider - April 30, 2020
May 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14

In this episode, you’ll get to hear directly from two paramedics on the front lines of the epidemic, who, unfortunately, got struck down by the virus and had it pretty rough.  First, we’ll get to hear each them detail their experiences with the associated signs and symptoms, as well as the COVID-19 testing procedures they endured.  Then, we’ll get into the steps they took to self-isolate and how that affected them and their families physically and emotionally.  Luckily, each of them made a strong recovery and are both back on duty, but it wasn’t looking good at times during their sicknesses.  Especially for my buddy Dave, who you’ll get to hear a lot from today.  

This episode is dedicated to all of the healthcare workers that have gotten sick during this crisis. A HUGE thank you to David and Aaron for sharing their experiences, so that other EMS providers may have a deeper understanding and appreciation for what they and other healthcare providers have gone through during this time.  

The Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) has produced this podcast series in response to the concerns of our communities regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It provides context, direction, and guidance to EMS agencies and their personnel regarding the current status of the virus, what EMS should be prepared for, and where to get the most reliable information.  

Visit www.OCMCA.org/coronavirus for more details. 

Contact us, or send your questions, comments or ideas to QI@OCMCA.org.  

Show Notes

In this episode, you’ll get to hear directly from two paramedics on the front lines of the epidemic, who, unfortunately, got struck down by the virus and had it pretty rough.  First, we’ll get to hear each them detail their experiences with the associated signs and symptoms, as well as the COVID-19 testing procedures they endured.  Then, we’ll get into the steps they took to self-isolate and how that affected them and their families physically and emotionally.  Luckily, each of them made a strong recovery and are both back on duty, but it wasn’t looking good at times during their sicknesses.  Especially for my buddy Dave, who you’ll get to hear a lot from today.  

This episode is dedicated to all of the healthcare workers that have gotten sick during this crisis. A HUGE thank you to David and Aaron for sharing their experiences, so that other EMS providers may have a deeper understanding and appreciation for what they and other healthcare providers have gone through during this time.  

The Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) has produced this podcast series in response to the concerns of our communities regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It provides context, direction, and guidance to EMS agencies and their personnel regarding the current status of the virus, what EMS should be prepared for, and where to get the most reliable information.  

Visit www.OCMCA.org/coronavirus for more details. 

Contact us, or send your questions, comments or ideas to QI@OCMCA.org.