Loss of smell and taste with COVID19

Here are a few fancy ENT words for you: Olfactory (smell) disorder: Anosmia: No smell (I can’t smell coffee) Hyposmia: Reduced smell (I can smell coffee faintly) Parosmia: Smelling a different smell (This coffee smells different) Phantosmia: Smelling something that isn’t there (There’s a coffee smell but no coffee)   Gustatory (Taste) disorder: Dysgeusia: dysfunction … More Loss of smell and taste with COVID19

3D printed ENT-modified face shield

Speed trumps perfection. Safety is a priority. This coronavirus pandemic has created a tsunami of innovation and collaboration. New problems are identified and creative solutions are offered across specialty lines. Many Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand use a special spectacle-mounted headlight magnifying loupes to look into ears, noses & throats … More 3D printed ENT-modified face shield

New Zealand ENT News

From my ENT colleagues and for my ENT colleagues across the Tasman as of 31st March 2020. THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME, RAPIDLY. THIS ADVICE MAY BE INVALID IN A FEW DAYS. Note the risk management of Aerosol-Generating Procedures and preoperative assessment. PLEASE CHECK YOUR OWN LOCAL GUIDELINES. Click to access nzsohns_ppe_letter-recommendations.pdf

Aerosol Generating Procedures in the COVID era

THIS IS NOT A POLICY, PROTOCOL OR GUIDELINE. THIS IS A THOUGHT PRIMER. I AM NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN OR AN INFECTIOUS DISEASES PHYSICIAN. THESE ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT WITH YOUR TEAM WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD. THESE ARE FOR AEROSOL GENERATING PROCEDURES. OTHER PROCEDURES, FOLLOW STANDARD LOCAL PROTOCOLS. You will … More Aerosol Generating Procedures in the COVID era