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