The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.
Podcast: Preserving mental, physical health while isolating at home
Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Division Chief of Public Health Sciences, says those confining themselves to their homes can take steps to stay mentally and physically healthy, the most important of which involves being kind to oneself.
The pandemic through the eyes of a medical student
A medical student from Washington University School of Medicine describes the contributions of medical students nationwide in response to the pandemic, emphasizing the importance of studying infectious diseases.
Virtual Visits: The Doctor will See You Now
“A virtual visit is a phone call or video chat that allows a patient to privately address his or her health concerns with a provider without an in-person appointment.” Washington University Physicians explains how to use virtual visits to meet health care needs.
Questions from the community
Siteman Cancer Center wants to hear community questions regarding COVID-19 or cancer. A Washington University Physician will answer these questions in an upcoming video.
Do you have questions about COVID-19 or cancer? If so, please submit them at the link below. We’re going to answer select questions in an upcoming video with a Washington University Physician.— SitemanCancerCenter (@SitemanCenter) April 17, 2020
Submit questions here: https://t.co/wXDdbdggtE
Submit questions through the form linked on the Siteman Cancer Center Twitter.
National clinical trial to settle debate on managing airways in emergencies
From The Source
Trauma doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among nearly two dozen emergency medical care providers across the country conducting a clinical trial aimed at improving survival among people who have difficulty breathing after a trauma.
The trial will compare two strategies to help patients breathe at the scene of a trauma—endotracheal tube and supraglottic device—and determine if one increases survival more than the other.