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Dr Sarah Ramsay: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Sarah Ramsay: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Ramsay is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Glasgow and elected member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Scottish Board. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Ramsay worked at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in December 2020, Dr Ramsay reflects on her experience as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 
 00:01:40 Dr Ramsay recalls working in Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic and compares it to working during the pandemic now.
 00:14:00 Dr Ramsay describes when she first became aware of Covid-19 and the peak.
 00:29:20 Description of the equipment, such as ventilators and PPE.
 00:38:12 Discussion about vaccination and its roll out.
 00:42:35 The use of ECMO.
 00:51:10 Dr Ramsay emphasises the importance of health care workers looking after themselves.