MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Amid the world’s novel coronavirus spread, the emergency medicine staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach’s only emergency care provider, has been getting prepared for the possibility of a pandemic.
Dr. David Farcy, the chair of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, said the emergency room, which has an eight-bed minor care unit, now has a unit with isolation rooms with trained staff.
“Once we have identified a patient with an airborne disease, we move them into the isolation room, especially if we think they have coronavirus,” Farcy said.
Doctors will keep patients who need to be tested for the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the isolation room for 24 to 48 hours.
Farcy also said the isolation rooms have an airlock that is designed to keep bacteria from spreading to other parts of the hospital.
Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.
- Public health expert warns virus not going away – KSAT San Antonio
- Tesla asks employees to resume production at Fremont car plant despite coronavirus health orders – CNBC
- Major health groups and charities urge Trump to reverse World Health Organization funding decision – CNN
- Public health officials push back on May opening | TheHill – The Hill
- Analysis | The Health 202: Los Angeles is racing to discover the true coronavirus infection rate – The Washington Post
- Some Public Health Officials Not Releasing Coronavirus Hospitalizations : Shots – Health News – NPR
- Covid-19 health-care crisis could drive new developments in robotics, editorial says – The Washington Post
- Lost Your Health Insurance During the COVID-19 Crisis? Here Are Your Options – The Motley Fool
- El Paso virus cases jump to 35 as health leaders warn of increased risk of ‘community spread’ – KVIA El Paso