UPDATE 10/28/2020 – COVID & HIV Part 1

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Matthew Spinelli, Assistant Professor, HIV, ID, and Global Medicine, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting HIV treatment. Topics: *Are people with HIV at more risk for contracting COVID-19? *International data on COVID-19 & HIV *Concerns about the public health system *Advice for protecting HIV patients from COVID-19

UPDATE 10/23/2020 – Bone Marrow Transplants Part 2

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN continues her interview of Kathy Mooney, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BMTCN, OCN about bone marrow transplants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *How social distancing affects caregiving *Safely testing patients *How they utilized the drive-up care clinic *Managing COVID-19+ patients and donors 

UPDATE 10/21/2020 – COVID-19: State of Testing

Dr. Auwaerter discusses all things COVID-19 testing and answers your questions. Topics: *Analysis of the top 3 testing methodologies *The right test, at the right time *Understanding molecular vs. antigen tests *Testing FAQs *Explaining higher hospitalizations, lower deaths

Clinical Decisions: Selecting the Right Disease Modifying Therapy

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Selecting the most appropriate Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) is becoming more complicated for patients with MS and clinicians who treat them. Newer approaches and newer agents are altering the benefit/risk equation, and making the question of which treatment is most appropriate for which patient more difficult to answer. 

That’s the focus of our discussion with Dr. Erin Longbrake, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program at Yale University, in this eMultipleSclerosis Review podcast. 

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