UCI Podcast video series: On the front lines of the pandemic

June 16, 2020

What’s it like to be on the front lines of the largest human health crises in more than a century? Dr. Chris Fox can tell you. He is the chair of emergency medicine at UCI, and he helps oversee the biggest and best-equipped emergency room in Orange County. Each year, at least one in every three Americans visits an ER – that’s 128 million visits nationwide. The ER has become the epicenter of U.S. medicine, and in Orange County, that epicenter is at the UCI Medical Center, where more than 50,000 people per year receive immediate trauma care. But the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably impacted how the UCI ER operates and the types of treatments it provides. In this episode of the UCI Podcast video series, Dr. Fox discusses what is going on in the ER these days.

For more, read: Don’t let fear delay vital emergency care