After notifying a family their loved one had died from COVID19, ICU Dr. Ken Remy felt compelled to send a message to emphasize how critical wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands are to reduce the transmission. So he made a video simulating a COVID patient being intubated, in what could be their last moment of their life that they are awake and lucid. “I hope that the last moments of your life don’t look like this,” Remy says in the video, holding up a laryngoscope and a breathing tube used when intubating patients. “Because this is what you’ll see at the end of your life if we don’t start wearing masks when we’re out in public.” Remy is a pediatric and adult critical care physician scientist at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He says he’s treated over 1,000 COVID19 patients and has intubated well over 100 of them.
Photo Credit: Dr. Ken Remy via KSDK News via YouTube screenshot