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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.

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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

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Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Advising patients on travel *Antibody seroprevalence *Time from exposure to positive test *JAMA Greek colchicine study *Using low dose radiation to combat the cytokine storm.

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Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Kathleen Page about the impact COVID-19 has had on minority populations.

  • Why have minority populations been more affected by COVID-19?
  • The impact of comorbidities
  • Public health messaging
  • The importance of trust and communication

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Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics:

  • Shedding light on puzzling asymptomatic data
  • Dexamethasone and other corticosteroids
  • Use and efficacy of remdesivir
  • Understanding positive rates
  • New swab tests

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Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics:

  • Updates on dexamethasone, convalescent plasma, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir
  • Risk of hospitalization based on race, age, blood type
  • Do children spread the infection?
  • Employee safety

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

  • Best methods of transmission prevention
  • Asymptomatic transmission - mixed messages
  • Survey results: messaging, trust, and ethnic impact
  • Therapeutics update
  • COVID-19 weakening?
  • Reopening schools
  • Blood type and risk of infection

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Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses what we've learned from COVID-19 and lessons for the future:

  • Required training and support for staff
  • Infection prevention, control and testing
  • How to run a code blue
  • Post-acute care, and
  • Performing non-emergent operations

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

  • Super spreader events
  • What is reproduction number (R0) and dispersion factor (k)?
  • Re-opening offices and churches
  • Herd immunity
  • COVID-19 causes of death
  • Vaccines in development

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In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses what we've learned from COVID-19 and lessons for the future:

  • Emergency planning
  • Capacity management
  • Supplies
  • Clinical course of COVID-19
  • PPE care at home
  • Nursing students return to hospitals

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

  • Secondary infection
  • Viral carriage/shedding
  • Updates on remdesivir and convalescent plasma
  • Multisystem inflammatory condition
  • Reliable antibody testing

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In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the challenges of repurposing PPE:

  • How do you reuse PPE? Any CDC guidance?
  • How do you doff and store for reuse?
  • What about donning for the next use?
  • School's open. What about PPE in the clinic?

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

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. Auwaerter updates us on COVID-19. Topics covered:

  • The latest remdesivir trial data
  • Updated CDC testing recommendations
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • COVID-19 and thrombotic events

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In this week's update on COVID-19, Dr. Auwaerter gives us a clinical update, answers your questions, and covers topics such as:

  • New CDC guidance
  • Vaccine development
  • Remdesivir for compassionate use
  • Anticoagulation treatment or prophylaxis for hospitalized patients
  • Are providers using ventilators too aggressively?
  • Antihypertensives and their role in virus acquisition and complications
  • And more...

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In this week's update on COVID-19, Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine gives us a clinical update, answers your questions, and covers topics such as:

  • New CDC guidelines on wearing masks.
  • The real-life implications of the study showing how long COVID-19 survives on surfaces.
  • Are reports of readmission to the hospital due to reinfection or testing errors?
  • Do patients already taking hydroxychloroquine for lupus or RA have any protection from COVID-19?

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In this ongoing series, Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine provides a weekly update on COVID-19 and answers your questions. In this episode, he discusses the latest clinical data and answers your questions on topics such as therapeutics, chest X-rays and CTs, immunocompromised patients, & antibody and viral oropharyngeal testing.

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Join us in a follow up to last week's webcast - COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target and the first of our new coronavirus educational activities as part of DKBmed's Radio Hour. Today Dr. Auwaerter provides us with updates on infection rates, therapeutics, and testing. Plus, he answers your questions about topics such as proper protective equipment, use of ibuprofen with COVID-19, and pregnancy.

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COVID-19 news is changing rapidly and we are all trying to stay on top of the latest medical information from trusted sources. Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine covers what we know about the coronavirus outbreak in this on-demand webcast.

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Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Paul G. Auwaerter is the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine serving as the Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases.

He serves as the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center producing the Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic), JH HIV, JH Osler, JH Psychiatry and JH Diabetes Guides. As managing editor for the ABX Guide for over 14 years, this guide has grown to be a standard reference for ID-related clinical decision support and rationale antimicrobial management. Dr. Auwaerter’s research and clinical interests include improving the diagnosis and care for patients with Lyme disease as well as interests in surgical infections, Epstein-Barr virus, and antibiotic resistance. This year he is serving as Immediate Past-President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the largest professional society worldwide related to infectious diseases.

Sue Hansen, MSN, RN

Trauma/Surgery Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist,
UW Medicine at Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Sue Hansen is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Trauma/Surgery & Critical Care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She has 25 years of critical care experience and is currently assisting with the COVID-19 efforts as it pertains to staff education, surge planning, patient throughput and capacity management. Prior to this role, she was the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Interventional Cardiology at the University of Washington. Her certifications include Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN), Critical Care Nurse (CCRN-K), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCES), and Clinical Nurse Leadership (CNL).

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