AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand Sessions
Guest: Danielle Jones, AAFP Director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity
- Describe implicit bias and how it operates.
- Describe how implicit bias has impacted healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate yourself and your practice to determine if implicit bias is present in your daily work.
- Utilize tools and resources to help eliminate or reduce implicit bias in practice.
Guest: John Merrill-Steskal, MD
- Review the essential preventive services, with a focus on immunizations, that need to be reintroduced at this stage in the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate your practice and determine how you can appropriately resume key preventive services.
- Discuss how some preventive services can be provided via a telehealth visit.
- Triage patients requiring preventive care services based on those appropriate for in-person care compared to those who may be seen via a telehealth visit.
Guest Zita Magloire, MD
- Evaluate current best practice guidance for well woman care, prenatal, obstetric and post-partum patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Develop a protocol for appropriate mother-baby dyad care.
- Define a strategy to structure your practice so that appropriate maternal health care is provided to your patients.
- Describe how best to triage patients to outpatient visits or telehealth services in your practice.
Guest Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP
- Describe the issues related to testing for COVID-19 in the U.S.
- Review the currently available tests given authorization by the FDA including molecular, serological, and antigen and how to interpret the results.
- Evaluate the current guidance from CDC and others on testing and surveillance and the role of the family physician.
Guest rural Arizona-based physician, Naomi Clancy, MD
- Review the infection control measures appropriate for a rural or resource limited family practice and reflect on aspects that can be incorporated or modified to fit your practice environment.
- Describe the impact of the CARES act on telehealth services provided in a rural practice.
- Develop a strategy for rural family physician surge planning that is appropriate for your practice environment.
Guest Everett Schlam, MD, family physician
- Develop a strategy in your facility to limit the potential exposure of your patients to COVID-19 and decrease morbidity and mortality.
- Structure your facility so that you can provide appropriate management of patients with mild symptoms and implement effective quarantine measures.
- Describe appropriate precautions to both protect staff from infection and to prevent staff who work in multiple care facilities from spreading the virus.
Guest Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, a New York emergency room physician
- Review standard infection control procedures for ER physicians and staff during a pandemic.
- Define patients with COVID-19 who should be admitted to the ER.
- Describe typical radiologic and lab findings of patients with COVID-19.
- Develop a strategy for appropriate stabilization and initial treatment of a patient with COVID-19.
- Describe the role of a family physician in surge planning in the ER.
April 24 Session - Ventilator Management and the COVID-19 Crisis: What Family Physicians Need to Know
Guest Gregory Botz, MD, critical care/ respiratory care physician
- Review resources and information on the basics of ventilator management.
- Evaluate the role of the family physician as it relates to the surge of critical care patients caused by the COVID-19 virus.
April 17 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Maintaining the Emotional Health of You, Your Team, and Your Patients
Guest psychologist Nancy Ruddy, Ph.D.
- Consider the emotional impact on you, your team, and your patients/their families as the COVID-19 crisis progresses.
- Review strategies that you and your team can take to alleviate the effects of stress induced by the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate tools and resources that may be of use to you, your team and patients.
Guest: Oscar Estrada, MD, California intensivist
- Describe best practice management of a patient on their first presentation at the hospital.
- Evaluate appropriate infection controls for a critically ill patient.
- Evaluate the role of the family physician as it pertains to managing a critically ill patient.
Guest: Laura Jordhen, MD, Shanghai-based Family Physician and COVID-19 blogger
- Describe the natural history and presumed modes of transmission of SARS-2CoV infection and COVID-19 disease.
- Explain how comprehensive, systemic public health interventions are needed due to the unique nature of this disease, such as transmission from asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic carriers.
- Describe the infection prevention measures needed to prevent nosocomial spread and strategies for resource poor locations.
- Review strategies in which evidence-driven, appropriate infection control can be implemented in your practice.