UPDATE 10/16/2020 – Bone Marrow Transplants

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN interviews Kathy Mooney, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BMTCN, OCN about continuing bone marrow transplants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Pre-COVID-19 bone marrow transplant process at the Johns Hopkins Hospital *Keeping outpatients safe from COVID-19 *Prioritizing bone marrow transplants during the pandemic *Maximizing their existing space *Safely educating patients and overcoming language barriers

UPDATE 10/14/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter answers your COVID-19 questions. Topics: *President Trump and the Regeneron cocktail *The state of vaccines: one dose vs. two dose *Scrutinizing the accuracy of rapid antigen tests *Advice on how to handle cold symptoms in schoolchildren *COVID-19 symptom quirks: long haulers & reinfection

UPDATE 10/09/2020 – Curbside Cancer Clinics

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN discusses how the Johns Hopkins Hospital set up curbside cancer clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Pre-COVID-19 models that shaped the curbside cancer clinic *Interprofessional partnerships that made it work *Patient feedback that led to service expansion *The future of curbside cancer clinics for the Johns Hopkins Hospital

UPDATE 10/07/2020 – COVID-19 Infectious Disease Expert Interview

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Michael G. Ison, Professor of Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, about his experience treating COVID-19. Topics: *How COVID-19 impacted influenza in the Southern Hemisphere *Distinguishing influenza from COVID-19 *Changes to testing procedures for the flu season *Potential benefits of expanding antiviral use for influenza *The future of influenza treatment

UPDATE 10/02/2020 – COVID-19 Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN discusses how to safely handle hazardous drugs (HDs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Basics of HDs: definition, exposure types, and adverse effects *Controlling and handling HDs *PPE guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic *Differences in PPE handling between HDs and infections 

Antibiotics, Dosing, and CFTR

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Airway infections are a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, making antibiotic therapies a mainstay of CF treatment. While the fight against ABX resistance is ongoing, newer data are showing that commonly used dosing regimens may have to be altered to account for the particular pharmacodynamics in people with CF. How should ABX dosing be altered, and what additional effect might CFTR modulation have on dosing decisions?

That’s the topic Dr. Andrea Hahn, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, addresses in this eCysticFibrosis Review podcast. 

UPDATE 9/30/2020 – COVID-19 Infectious Disease Expert Interview

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Michael G. Ison, Professor of Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, about his experience treating COVID-19. Topics: *Impact of COVID-19 in the Midwest region *How behavior impacts spread of infectious disease *Expectations of COVID-19 in the future *Gold standard of COVID-19 testing *Therapeutic procedures at Northwestern

UPDATE 9/25/2020 – COVID-19 Oncology Urgent Care and Biocontainment Part 2

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN and Gina Szymanski MS, RN discuss oncology urgent care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Workflows for COVID-19 positive patients *Providing treatment for cancer patients that are also COVID-19+ *The biggest obstacles to setting up the biocontainment space *The key successes of the oncology urgent care center *Lessons learned and future goals

UPDATE 9/23/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter gives us an update and answers your COVID-19 questions. Topics covered: *The data on transmission in schools and childcare *How safe is flying? *The most important thing you can do to prevent infection *The latest vaccine information *Are restaurants safe?

UPDATE 9/18/2020 – COVID-19 Oncology Urgent Care and Biocontainment Part 1

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN and Gina Szymanski MS, RN discuss oncology urgent care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Adapting the oncology urgent care when COVID-19 hit *Preventing the hospital from being overwhelmed *How Johns Hopkins Hospital handled staffing resources *Preventing infections between staff and patients