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

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 

UPDATE 9/30/2020 – 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: *Impact of COVID-19 in the Midwest region *How behavior impacts spread of infectious disease *Expectations of COVID-19 in the future *Gold standard of COVID-19 testing *Therapeutic procedures at Northwestern

UPDATE 9/25/2020 – COVID-19 Oncology Urgent Care and Biocontainment Part 2

MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN and Gina Szymanski MS, RN discuss oncology urgent care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics: *Workflows for COVID-19 positive patients *Providing treatment for cancer patients that are also COVID-19+ *The biggest obstacles to setting up the biocontainment space *The key successes of the oncology urgent care center *Lessons learned and future goals

UPDATE 9/23/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter gives us an update and answers your COVID-19 questions. Topics covered: *The data on transmission in schools and childcare *How safe is flying? *The most important thing you can do to prevent infection *The latest vaccine information *Are restaurants safe?