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"dr darren markland" Discussed on Front Burner
"Sam hanging in there at some. It's been tough. The shifts are getting more challenging and more tiring and so. I'm really just trying to take time between shifts to recover as much as possible. That's dr chasma machine. She's an emergency room physician in edmonton. And i just asked her how she was doing. Because those nightly banging pots and pans has mostly stopped the pandemic rages on and alberta in particular is getting hit hard. I asked dr. Darren markland who works in an edmonton intensive care unit. The same question Well as long as i don't think about tomorrow. I think a pretty good. It's all dolled.
"dr darren markland" Discussed on The Current
"Kids in case. You didn't catch that. Jason lawn said that the government was waiting to see where hospitals would be pushed to their limit before gradually reducing more activities afterwards. He said that he was in his words. Incorrect suggesting that anyone is waiting until we're pushed to the limit but dr. How does that make you feel as a front line worker to hear that from a government representative. It seems at the very least like a bit of a mixed message. But perhaps more than that. It just tells me that Our governments will really informed about healthcare. Works this is like bailing a boat when the water is coming over the bough. It's too late already sunk These cases take two weeks to show up in the icu. Even if we institute measures now we're still going to see an incredible surge in the next two weeks coming through. Our hospitals and our resources are thin in our staffing thinner this We'll take and toll on healthcare workers. What does that mean in terms of the surge. We talked a bit about this last week. But with fifteen hundred forty nine cases recorded yesterday alone in a couple of weeks time what do you. What do you think you're going to be up against. We have projections And by the end of december the ice you system that we know we'll be overwhelmed. We'll have to convert to a more. Distributed protocol is modeled. And that's not regular icu. At all what does that mean. Well that means instead of when when you come into an intensive care unit you get one one nursing and you get a doctor with a one to ten patient ratio who figures everything owed and tailor your care. When you're overwhelmed in surging will instead be doing is having non intensive care. Physicians look after people and non-intensive trained nurses. And then i will go around and make sure that things are being done correctly but i use all about the details. Things changed rapidly and people who aren't as familiar with these things won't be able to deliver the same level of care. You said that just finally. This is put a heavier toll in a burden on people like yourself. I can hear it in your voice. I know it's early in the morning. And you've been working hard. But i can hear the the strain How are you and your colleagues holding up. Well we feel like we're held hostage. Everybody does this cause they love it. unit is a special place. We built trust and a culture of care. And we're willing to take a lot out of the bank knowing that It's for a good cause but we don't feel like we're being listened to and our please are going unanswered and so when we're done with this we will. We will finish doing the work. But i'm sure. I'm going to lose a lot of my colleagues to other careers once. This is take care of yourself. And i really appreciate speaking with you again. Dr thank you the pleasure. Dr darren markland and i see you doctor and frolic at royal alexandra hospital in edmonton. I am speaking to you at a moment of grave crisis. I'm jeff turner and this is recall. It's a series about history not the ancient past history. That still hot to the touch. In this first season i explore a revolutionary political movement that brought a modern democracy to the brink. You can find recall how to start a revolution on the cbc. Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm.
"dr darren markland" Discussed on The Current
"Fires burning in so many different areas and right now is the time to get those under control a warning candidates chief public health officer. Dr teresa tam. Those fires are cases of covid rising across the country and manitoba on saturday. A new single day record with fifteen deaths alberta and scotch win both reported record high number of cases as well on saturday so did ontario with almost sixteen hundred new cases. That number dropped to just over twelve hundred. Yesterday and severe cases across the country are increasing over the past week there were on average every day more than fourteen hundred people being treated in hospitals. Some areas of canada have seen that they now had to scale back on routine medical procedures because the hospital beds getting four. Much concern about icu. Capacity you have specialized medical resources personnel. And they're getting exhausted as well. Dr darren markland knows exactly what dr tamas is talking about. He's an intensive care. Physician and enough at royal alexandra hospital in edmonton dr good morning. Good morning you're about to head into a shift at the icu this morning. What do you think you'll be walking into well after the weekend. I think we're going to have and very important meetings about what. We're going to resource and staffer unit today and for this week. That's a big sigh as you start to answer that question. Well i think like Most canadians Were all a little tired of this But we also see what's coming and there are cells in the air already. I mean the first one hit because of thanksgiving. And we're waiting for the next one to hit because of halloween and so when you see exponential growth without a plan brings a lot of anxiety in the frontline healthcare workers. So when you say that you're going to need to have meetings around resource allocation tell me. What does that mean. What sort of decisions are you to have to make in the next few hours. So we have had a surge plan set up from the beginning of the pandemic. But it's one of these plans that It looks good on paper but is dependent on staffing and resources and hard decisions and so up until this point we've been running a full icu. But able to turn the patients over so that everyone gets the care they need but within this week next week. We're going to have to expand the icu in start drawing resources away from the laws We've already cut down elective surgeries to bring in more resources and prevent admissions. But we're going to have to do more. We'll have to reduce more surgeries. I take on take on more staff from other units and that process will have to continue as it does You start to get stretched a little thin and.