Dr Carl Waldmann: COVID-19 pandemic | Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Carl Waldmann: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Carl Waldmann: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Waldmann is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, where he worked during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in July 2020, Dr Waldmann reflects on his experience as Intensive Care Medicine Consultant during the pandemic.

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


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

Time code (roughly)  Point of interest 
 00:05:50 Dr Waldmann recalls when he first became aware of Covid-19.
 00:09:40 Dr Waldmann discusses the RECOVERY trial.
 00:17:20 Dr Waldmann considers the effectiveness of the Nightingale Hospitals.
 00:24:18 Dr Waldmann responds to the questions:

Is there anything we can do to improve public awareness? Do you think the non-medical public understand how many of the skills are shared between Intensivists and Anaesthetists?

 00:33:50 Dr Waldmann reflects on his training for mass disasters at the Airforce compared to his experience of the pandemic and its effect on mental wellbeing.