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Critical Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Team: Presented by a CDC/Public Health Epidemiologist

The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we have seen before. There are more questions than answers. The delivery of care feels like it has been turned upside down in an instant. Many of us are confused and scared about the current PPE guidelines and how to take care of patients safely. And there is so much debate and misinformation circulating about modes of transmission and critical infection control standards, specific to the coronavirus.
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Faculty:
William Barry Inman
Duration:
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 03, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we have seen before. There are more questions than answers. The delivery of care feels like it has been turned upside down in an instant. Many of us are confused and scared about the current PPE guidelines and how to take care of patients safely. And there is so much debate and misinformation circulating about modes of transmission and critical infection control standards, specific to the coronavirus.

Learn from an in-the-trenches expert! Barry Inman, a CDC/Public Health Epidemiologist, will share the very latest information on the epidemiology, transmission, patient risk groups and co-morbidities. What we are learning about this virus is evolving rapidly.

As busy as you have been on the frontlines…this will be time well spent. You must know what is safe and necessary, during these challenging times. Safety in terms of what is needed for patients certainly but also what is needed to protect yourself and your family.

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Epidemiology of COVID-19

  • World
  • USA

Modes of Transmission of COVID-19

  • Droplet vs. airbourne
  • Hands
  • Environment

Risk Factors for COVID-19

  • Travel
  • Contact with known case of COVID-19
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Co-morbidities

Critical Infection Control Standards

  • Influenza-like precautions
  • Hand washing
  • Disinfections
  • Isolation
  • Personnel Protective Equipment guidelines

Time Length for Transmission of COVID-19 

  • Days vs. weeks
  • Test of cure

Possible Treatment and Vaccine

  • Chloroquine
  • Remdesvir
  • Lopinavir/Ritonavir
  • Vaccine?

Faculty

Critical Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Team: Presented by a CDC/Public Health Epidemiologist

William Barry Inman, BA-BS, CIC Related seminars and products: 6


William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, has 31 years of experience as an epidemiologist. He works for the Brevard County Health Department in Merritt Island, Florida. He is responsible for the development and implementation of surveillance and investigation of all communicable diseases. Additionally, he is a faculty member for Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida teaching classes on infection control. Barry has completed advanced training in bio-terrorism through the Department of Health in Florida, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Army Institute of Research for Infectious Diseases. Barry has also received training in various communicable diseases and disease outbreak investigations.

Because of his extensive experience and education, he has assisted the CDC and Quarantine Service with the investigation of outbreaks on cruise ships for legionella, rubella, measles, norovirus and MRSA. He has done communicable disease investigations in long-term care facilities, hospitals, cruise ships, nursing homes and day-care facilities. Barry has developed infection control programs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehab centers, health departments and others. After Hurricane Katrina, he was part of the CDC team that developed an epidemiology/surveillance program for disaster response.

Barry has won numerous awards over the years, including the National Association of County and Community Health Organizations (NACCHO) award for Cruise Ship Investigation and Mitigation of measles, varicella, and rubella. He also won a NACCHO award for “Super Hands”, a hand washing video developed for the control of communicable diseases. Barry also writes a quarterly article for the AMA Journal on various infectious diseases. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: William B. Inman has an employment relationship with Brevard County Health Department. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William B. Inman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.