UPDATE 9/11/2020 – COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities

David Reif, MSN, RN, CCRN discusses challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities to overcome them. Topics:  *PAPRs, masks and shields *Family/caregiver presence *Special populations *Overburdened healthcare system *Communicating with international patients *Lack of technology 

UPDATE 9/9/2020 – COVID-19 and Substance Abuse Part 1

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Kathleen Brady about the impact of COVID-19 on substance abuse. Topics: *Substance abuse in the US *Impact on minority communities *Reasons overdoses have increased *The difficulty of funding substance abuse treatment centers *How Yale recognizes and identifies substance abuse disorder patients 

UPDATE 9/4/2020 – COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Auwaerter gives us an update and answers your COVID-19 questions. Topics covered: *“The kids aren’t alright”? *The keys to returning to school *Issues with remdesivir and convalescent plasma EUAs *Do masks only protect others? *Questions about the CDC testing guidelines

UPDATE 9/2/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter gives us an update and answers your COVID-19 questions. Topics covered: *“The kids aren’t alright”? *The keys to returning to school *Issues with remdesivir and convalescent plasma EUAs *Do masks only protect others? *Questions about the CDC testing guidelines

UPDATE 8/21/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Arron Berry, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, CFRN provides an update on proning and COVID-19. Topics: *Evidence showing benefits of proning *COVID-19 ARDS lessons learned *Proning in non-intubated COVID-19 patients *Johns Hopkins proning team *Complications from proning

UPDATE 8/14/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Carrie Outten, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACCNS-AG & Sheila Miranda, RN, MS, CCRN discuss upskilling RNs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Progressive care to ICU RN *Training, education, and support *Biggest challenges to upskilling *Maintaining ICU-level competency

UPDATE 8/12/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Italian study on loss of taste and smell *Symptoms after mild COVID-19 *Vaccine concerns *Outpatient treatment *Treating flu vs. COVID-19 *Long-term consequences of COVID-19