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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is an emerging health threat. Patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection (positive result by polymerase chain reaction testing of a nasopharyngeal sample) have presented with symptomatic shortness of breath, cough, chills, and fever. The virus may cause death through progressive hypoxic respiratory failure, septic shock, refractory multiorgan failure, or by precipitating
exacerbation of comorbid diseases such as ischemic heart disease or cardiac failure.

Some of these patients may develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Standard ARDSNet protocol should be followed, which may ultimately lead to ECMO deployment. A substantial proportion of critically ill patients with COVID-19 appear to have developed cardiac arrhythmias or shock, but it is unknown how many have or will develop refractory multiorgan failure, for which ECMO may be of more limited use.

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Please be mindful if you begin to experience flu like symptoms, including fever, chills, coughing, and shortness of breath. Please report immediately.

Stay safe and wash your hands,
Your FPS Board of Directors

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