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In August 2016 we recorded a webinar with Dr Edward Kelley, PhD, Director, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, WHO; Prof Benedetta Allegranzi, MD, DTM&H, Coordinator, a.i. Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Department of Safety Delivery and Service, WHO; and Dr Shams B. Syed, Coordinator, Universal Health Coverage and Quality Unit, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, WHO.
I am speaking to all of you from the front line here in Italy, mainly in Florence Tuscany. As you all may know, I am a surgeon and emergency physician and, since 2002, the Clinical Risk Manager for the Florence Healthcare Trust. When the COVID-19 outbreak occurred I felt the necessity to go back to front line and help my collegues, nurses and intensivits, and other specialties to treat the enormous amount of COVD-19 positive symptomatic patients in very severe conditions needing invasive ventilation and/or supported by NIV or CPAP procedures.