UPDATE 8/7/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Precious McDonald, RN discusses transport issues during a pandemic. *Logistics: team, equipment, and oxygen consumption *Accessing supplies and medications *Challenges for the crew *How health care providers are adapting *Resources for additional supplies and personnel

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

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *CONVACTA trial of tocilizumab *“Trippple” combination therapy *Vaccine update *Length of infection in asymptomatic COVID-19+ people *Administration of convalescent plasma *Safety of accelerated vaccine development

UPDATE 7/31/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter interviews Dr. Shmuel Shoham about clinical trial challenges in the era of COVID-19. Topics: *Regulatory, cultural and social challenges *Patient recruitment *Convalescent plasma *Multiple competing studies for inpatients *Problems with COVID+ space for outpatient research 

UPDATE 7/24/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

MiKaela Olsen DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN discusses providing cancer care during a pandemic. Topics: *Protecting staff and patients from COVID-19 *Oncology Nursing Society guidelines for cancer care during COVID-19 *Innovative ways to deliver care *Algorithms to guide PPE use in oncology care *Treating the COVID-19+ cancer patient

UPDATE 7/22/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Efficacy of cloth face coverings vs. surgical masks *Reopening schools and colleges *The role of HVAC units on COVID-19 transmission *Studies of tocilizumab and other IL-6-targeted drugs *Percent of the population that needs vaccination *Co-infection with influenza *Trial of inhaled interferon beta 

UPDATE 7/15/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Manifestations beyond the respiratory tract *Moderna vaccine phase 1 trial *Immunity for patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 *Pool testing as a means to alleviate testing shortages and open schools and businesses *Aerosol transmission

UPDATE 7/10/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Kathleen Page about COVID-19 public policy and research efforts. Topics: *Policy impacts on immigrants *Treatment considerations for immigrants *Including minority communities in research trials *Improving communication with minority communities

UPDATE 7/8/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Recurrences of COVID-19 symptoms *Hydroxychloroquine study from Michigan *Sarilumab (anti-IL6) monoclonal antibody *Operation Warp Speed update *Differences in mortality rates among States *Nasal vs. nasopharyngeal test accuracy.