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

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

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

UPDATE 4/22/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

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

  • LA County antibody testing
  • Treatment guidelines from the National Institute of Health
  • NEJM study on two New York City hospitals
  • Data about use of medications for hypertension
  • Update on using plasma to treat patients
  • Reliability of IgM/IgG testing kits
  • And more