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A patient in a life-threatening condition - challenges and new solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Paweł Więch, RN, CEN, PhD, DScE-MailWebsite

    Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medical Sciences of the University of Rzeszow, University of Rzeszow, 35–959 Rzeszow, Poland

    Interests: Emergency Medicine, Life-threatening Conditions, Simulation, Public Health, Nutritional Status Assessment

Special Issue Information

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the scope of work of medical staff caring for a patient in a health or life emergency has changed significantly. On the one hand, multitasking, physical and mental fatigue, work under time pressure and uncertainty are present. On the other hand, it is required to update knowledge and skills in often new, not fully understood reality. The multifactorial nature of the described problem prompts the exchange of experiences of the medical community - including clinical and academic ones - on the risks to staff and patients, but also development opportunities.

This special issue aims to cover topics related to the challenges launched by COVID-19 pandemic, with particular emphasis on retrospective and prospective observation of the medical environment in the work with patients in life-emergency, as well as new logistics and educational solutions - including medical and virtual simulation reality - allowing to meet the requirements of the current epidemiological situation.


COVID-19, life-threatening conditions, patient, psychophysical factors, education, simulation, virtual reality

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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