COVID-19: Expert Interviews with virologist and clinicians Mar 10-Mar 14 2020 on coronavirus : CHAI Academy

COVID-19: Expert Interviews with virologist and clinicians Mar 10-Mar 14 2020 on coronavirus : CHAI Academy

The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI)

The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Compiled sessions for the CHAI Academy


110 Mins

English Site

ongoing self-paced course


99986 / 100000 Seats

Course Overview

Tech Care for All and its Partners conducted live online interviews with several healthcare subject matter experts on COVID19 during Mar10-Mar14 2020. The individual interviews focused on how a healthcare professional (doctor/ nurse/ healthcare worker) should prepare themselves during this pandemic. This course is a compilation of those interviews and is useful for anyone providing healthcare service as a reference to COVID19.

Module 1 (30min): Recorded session with renowned virologist Dr William A. Haseltine, PhD from Access Health International. The session covers:

  • How should health systems respond in the face of this outbreak?
  • What lessons are we learning today about future outbreaks?
  • What should we all be doing today to prepare for tomorrow’s outbreaks?

Module 2 (45min): Dr. Avinash Bhondwe, Indian Medical Association (IMA)-MS President talks about Coronavirus and Biosafety Measures for Healthcare Professional.

  • When is someone infectious? Which body fluids can spread infection?
  • Can people who recover from COVID-19 be infected again? Myths or misconceptions that drs should be aware of?
  • Who is at risk for COVID-19? How is COVID-19 treated?
  • How should healthcare personnel protect themselves when evaluating a patient who may have COVID-19?
  • Should any diagnostic or therapeutic interventions be withheld due to concerns about transmission of COVID-19?
  • What disinfectant should personnel use to decontaminate work surfaces?
  • What biosafety level is recommended for handling clinical specimens from suspected COVID-19 PUIs?

Module 3 (45min): Dr. Mukesh Gupta, Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) President talks about Coronavirus with emphasis in Pregnancy for Healthcare Professionals.

  • Are pregnant women more susceptible to infection, or at increased risk for severe illness, morbidity, adverse outcomes or mortality with COVID-19, compared with the general public?
  • Are pregnant healthcare personnel at increased risk for adverse outcomes if they care for patients with COVID-19?
  • Can pregnant women with COVID-19 pass the virus to their fetus or newborn (i.e vertical transmission)?
  • Are infants born to mothers with COVID-19 during pregnancy at increased risk for adverse outcomes?
  • Is there a risk that COVID-19 in a pregnant woman or neonate could have long-term effects on infant health and development that may require clinical support beyond infancy?
  • Is maternal illness with COVID-19 during lactation associated with potential risk to a breastfeeding infant?

Module 1 : 30 Mins
Module 2 : 45 Mins
Module 3 : 45 Mins
MODE: Online
LANGUAGE: English 
COST: Free

The course ends on 26-03-2021