Delivering the latest statistics and developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar will also provide guidance to clinicians on managing patients with a positive result.
For practitioners facing an inevitable increase in the number of patients testing COVID-19 positive, this workshop will provide the latest management recommendations. We will discuss how to determine illness severity and clinical progression, identifying the patient at risk of complications, current advice on radiological testing and medications, and ascertaining the patient who requires hospitalization.
This workshop is presented by Dr Christopher Blyth, Associate Professor with the School of Medicine UWA (University of Western Australia), Co-Director, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases; Co-Head, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Honorary and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist.
1. Review the current status of COVID-19 in Australia and worldwide
2. Describe the latest recommendations on diagnostic testing options
3. Create a checklist to determine disease severity in the patient who tests positive for COVID-19
4. Establish a management plan appropriate for the primary health care setting for positive patients exhibiting mild/moderate symptomology
5. Review the latest evidence on possible therapeutic drug therapies and explore the possibilities of vaccination updates for COVID-19