This week: Pandemic response, lung damage, coping with coronavirus anxiety
Staff from Upstate University Hospital train regularly to prepare for a variety of disasters, including pandemics.
Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert Corona explains how hospital leaders comprise an "incident command" team that meets twice a day during the current crisis and collaborate with staff from other hospitals in central New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo asked hospital executives to produce plans for expanding occupancy, and Corona explains in this "HealthLink on Air" episode how Upstate could increase beds by 77 percent.
Also on this episode, respiratory therapist Michele Pedicone explains the role of respiratory therapists and how the coronavirus impacts the lungs. And, child psychologist Wendy Gordon tells how to help kids cope with anxiety related to COVID-19. Listen this Sunday, March 29 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."