In the News! Dr. Brian Grunau’s new study aims to evaluate the COVID-19 risk factors faced by paramedics

UBC Emergency Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Brian Grunau, discussed his upcoming study on COVID-19 impact on paramedics in B.C.

When a paramedic responds to an emergency, there’s no way to maintain physical distancing if it means going into a bedroom of someone with COVID-19 or transporting a patient by ambulance. This national study of 5,000 paramedics in B.C. and Ontario, will explore what are the risks of transmission of COVID-19 between someone in distress and a paramedic at work.

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