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Dr Alison Pittard: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Alison Pittard: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Pittard is Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and a Consultant Anaesthetist in South Yorkshire.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in November 2020, Dr Pittard describes the role of intensivists as well as her own as Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine during the Covid-19 crisis, and reflects on its impact.

You can listen to the audio recording of the interview now.

Summary

The table below indicates points of particular interest within the interview.

Time code (roughly)  Point of interest 
 00:06:20 Dr Pittard recalls when she first became aware of Covid.
 00:11:07 How a broken leg led Dr Pittard to focus more on her role in the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. 
 00:14:40 Dr Pittard responds to the question (regarding a second wave):

What are we going to do differently this time to make it better?
 00:16:25 How treatment of patients and advice changed over the course of the pandemic, e.g. non-invasive ventilation and proning.
 00:25:00 Dr Pittard speculates about the imminent second wave.
 00:31:55 Dr Pittard considers the effectiveness of Nightingale Hospitals.
 00:38:15 Dr Pittard considers the prospect of a vaccine.
 00:41:00 Dr Pittard reflects on the impact of the pandemic on her colleagues at the hospital as well as that on the general public.