Book on pandemic surgery to be virtually launched at 29th UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar

The 29th installment of the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series will be the very first Virtual National Book Launch of an ebook on pandemic surgery, set to be held on November 6, Friday, at 12:00 noon.

Anesthesiologists risk getting infected themselves whenever they perform endotracheal intubation on COVID-19 patients to help them to breathe. The upcoming installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, set for Friday, September 25, at 12:00 nn will focus on how two anesthesiology teams handled the situation.

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual addressing the UP Manila Class of 2020. Screenshot from the livestream of the UP Manila commencement exercises.

For his contributions to the university, former UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an honorary degree during UP Manila’s first ever virtual commencement exercises.

Infection and inflammation are processes that come into play in some high-risk COVID-19 patients. Follow the case of one patient in whom COVID-19 has led to the blood clots and swelling in a leg in the 17th installment of the UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” this Friday, Aug. 14, at 12:00nn.

Photo from the UP Philippine General Hospital Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/philippinegeneralhospitalofficial/photos/a.1650598348304731/1650597904971442/?type=3&theater

Since the COVID-19 outbreak swept over the country, the health care workers of the UP Philippine General Hospital, one of the country’s COVID-19 referral centers, have been dealing with an unprecedented crisis and working round-the-clock to treat patients with COVID-19. The UP-PGH’s COVID Crisis Team now shares the five lessons they have learned over the past six months of battling against the viral pandemic.

The UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, the first online medical grand rounds held in the country, will take on the case of a COVID-negative mother giving birth to a COVID-positive baby this Friday, August 7, at 12:00NN.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not just to people’s physical health, but perhaps more insidiously, to their mental, emotional and psychological health as well. What the impacts of the pandemic are on our psychosocial well-being and how we can help one another cope will be the subject of the 14th installment in the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”, which is scheduled on July 24, Friday, at 12 n.n.

  On July 2, The Washington Post published an alarming headline: “This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.” Scientists have found a specific change occurring in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in outbreaks in Europe and the US. The mutation is known as D614G after the switch in one of […]

Anesthesiologists are among the medical workers who serve at the frontlines in the battle against the viral pandemic. As such, they face health risks due to their exposure and close proximity to COVID-19-positive patients in enclosed spaces. How then can these medical frontliners keep themselves safe while taking care of their patients? Find out in the upcoming webinar in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” series on July 10, 12nn.