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Critical Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Team
CE Test
$19.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
WILLIAM "BARRY" INMAN, BA-BS, CIC
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
4/9/2021
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT078190
Objectives
  1. Analyze what we continue to learn regarding the modes of transmission.
  2. Determine the risk factors that correlate to complications of COVID-19.
  3. Appraise the best treatments for COVID-19 complications.
  4. Differentiate between the vaccines for COVID-19 in detail (mRNA & vector associated).
  5. Respond confidently to patient questions regarding safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Outline
Risk Factors for COVID-19 and Influenza
  • Contact with known case of COVID-19
  • Real risks for healthcare workers
  • Do not come to work ill-no excuse!!
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Co-morbidities
  • Re-admission rates: What is going wrong?
  • The overlap with our typical influenza season
Testing for COVID and Influenza
  • Antigen vs PCR
  • Antibody testing
Critical Infection Control Standards – Keep Your Patients, Yourself and Your Family Safe
  • Influenza –like precautions
  • Disinfecting and isolation
  • Personnel protective equipment – Use and re-use guidelines
Travel
  • Travel time may be extended
  • Is it safe to travel?
  • Precautions
  • Testing before air travel
  • Vaccine
  • Cruise ships-when or if?
Disinfections
  • Does the environment play a major role in transmission?
  • Lipid vs nonlipid microorganisms
  • Appropriate disinfectants
Transmission of COVID-19
  • Days vs. weeks
  • Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic
  • Antibody testing and immunity
  • Reinfection possibilities
Prevention from Infection for Healthcare Workers
  • Social distancing at work
  • Lunch and social distancing
  • DON and Duff PPEs
  • Masks: N-95 vs. Surgical
  • Handwashing
  • Keep hands from face
  • Being well vaccinated-not just COVID vaccine!
Possible COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccines
  • Remdesvir
  • Lopinavir/Ritonavir
  • Casirivimab and Imdevimab
  • Antibody infusion – Bamlanivimab
Treatments for Influenza and Vaccines
  • Oseltamivir
  • Zanamivir
  • Baloxavir
  • Peramivir
  • Egg based vs recombinant or cell culture vaccine
Vaccine Influenza COVID-19
  • Associated vector and mRNA types
  • Other vaccines platforms
  • Side effects
Strategies to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Science vs fiction
  • Be truthful about possible side effects
  • Herd immunity
  • I’ve had COVID-19, should I get the vaccine?
  • Will the COVID-19 vaccine be needed annually
Author

WILLIAM "BARRY" INMAN, BA-BS, CIC

William "Barry" Inman has 40 years of experience as an epidemiologist, working for a busy health department in Florida. In his current role, Barry is responsible for control of communicable diseases through surveillance and investigation methods, working directly with the infection control personnel in hospitals, long-term care, acute long-term care, and NASA. He advises concerning appropriate precautions/management strategies and assists infectious disease physicians in the diagnosis of uncommon or exotic diseases by working as a liaison between the Department of Health in Florida and the CDC.

Barry has vast experience in outbreak mitigation and prevention, whether within a healthcare facility, in the community or on a cruise ship. His expertise has been sought for a variety of outbreaks, including: rubella, influenza, legionnaire's disease, measles, pertussis, norovirus and multi-drug resistant microorganism (MRSA, CRE, ESBL). Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Barry for his contributions to minimize the effects of constantly evolving infectious diseases. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William B. Inman has an employment relationship with Brevard County Health Department. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William B. Inman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


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Audience
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants