UPDATE 5/20/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the basics of PPE:

  • COVID-19 vaccine development update
  • Immunity: durability and reinfection
  • COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
  • Nasal swabs vs. saliva tests
  • Insights on antibody testing
  • Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19

UPDATE 5/15/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the basics of PPE:

  • The pros and cons of different types of PPE
  • What to wear and when?
  • Precautions to avoid transmissions of COVID-19
  • Aerosol-generating procedures
  • Caring for COVID-19 patients at home

UPDATE 5/13/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter updates us on COVID-19 and answers your questions. Topics covered:

  • What to anticipate from local states opening up in the US
  • The benefits of the new oral diagnostic test
  • Distribution issues with remdesivir
  • Findings from a trial of triple antiviral combination
  • New recommendations for pregnant women
  • Inflammatory condition in children
  • Sweden vs. New Zealand pandemic response

In the Clinic: HIV and Aging

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In the US, nearly half of all people living with HIV are now aged 50 years or older. Their health care providers face new challenges in managing the effects of aging in their patients. In this eHIV Review podcast, Dr. Maile Young Karris from the University of California San Diego provides clinical insight into HIV and aging. 

UPDATE 5/8/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA interviews Karin Huster, MPH, RN about her experience volunteering as one of the coordinators on the homeless response for COVID-19 with Seattle King County Public Health. Topics covered:

  • Surprising test results from the homeless community in Seattle
  • Developing patient “champions” to demonstrate proper preventative behavior
  • Negotiating with populations reluctant to receive help
  • Avoiding collateral damage from other diseases
  • Preventative measures & screening procedures

Addressing Mental Health in CF

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Anxiety and depression in cystic fibrosis — who do these conditions affect? How much do they influence patient health? How can clinicians identify and manage them? What evidence-based interventions have been shown to work?

In this issue, Dr. Anna Georgiopoulos, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School and Consulting Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Program, takes us to the clinic to answer these questions that can be key to the health and well-being of children, adults, and families living with CF.

UPDATE 5/1/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, BSN discusses the basics of mechanical ventilators:

  • Indications for mechanical ventilation
  • Ventilator complications in COVID-19 patients
  • Safely moving patients on ventilators
  • Preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia, and more

UPDATE 4/29/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter updates us on COVID-19 and answers your questions. Topics covered:

  • Infection Rates – New York vs. Los Angeles
  • Remdesivir trial breaking news
  • COVID-19 transmission data
  • Serology testing: Reliable?
  • Children and COVID-19, and more

UPDATE 4/24/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this new series, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN from UW Medicine at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle provides weekly updates for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19. She shares practical information for treating COVID-19 patients in the ICU and other settings, and offers recommended best practices. In this episode, she discusses proning:

  • Why we prone, physiological benefits
  • When to and not to prone
  • Complications
  • Special COVID-19 considerations, and more