COVID 19 - Information

RAB Keeping You Informed

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Saturday 16 May 2020

Useful Webinars - Articles


RAB would like to thank Dr Catherine Mandel for sourcing these webinars and articles to share with the RAB community.

 

ISQua, the International Society for Quality in Health Care is an international organisation promoting safer quality healthcare including in developing countries. They have a series for free webinars
https://www.isqua.org/

ISQua, has links to CoVID-19 webinars and other resources , usually related to planning and care of patients, here 
https://www.isqua.org/covid19-research-page.html

ISQua, have issued a document with CoVID-19 patient safety recommendations 
https://www.isqua.org/images/COVID19/PATIENT_SAFETY_RECOMMENDATIONS_V2.0_04052020.pdf 

Radiographics - Microbiology for Radiologists: How to Minimize Infection Transmission in the Radiology Department
https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2015140034 

 

The Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.rsm.ac.uk

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) has a series of 30 minute webinars every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30BST (21:30 GMT+10). In each webinar a different aspect of SARS-CoV-2 is discussed ranging from clinical care to diagnostics to doctor wellbeing. The webinars are free and recordings are available to listen to, also free. These include real experience from UK doctors treating patients with CoVID-19.
https://www.rsm.ac.uk/resources/rsm-live/

 

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is a multidisciplinary professional society. It has a series of CoVID-19 resources for practitioners  https://www.bir.org.uk/useful-information/covid-19-resources.aspx including a series of free-to-attend webinars with a lot of radiology and also other aspects of SARS-CoV-2; guidance; and links to other, useful UK-based resources. All webinars are recorded and can be watched for free on demand.

 

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care poster illustrates the chain of transmission of infection, in the context of COVID-19, and highlights measures that can be implemented to interrupt the spread of this infection. The poster was developed in conjunction with NSW Health Clinical Excellence Commission
https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/break_the_chain_poster_a3.pdf


Added:
Friday 15 May 2020

Anxiety, Uncertainty, Exhaustion & Grief: Strategies for COPING with COVID-19


Presented by Dr. Theresa Newlove Head of Psychology & Clinical Psychologist, Medical Psychology, BCCWH & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

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Anxiety, Uncertainty, Exhaustion & Grief: Strategies for COPING with COVID-19

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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Covid 19 - The Radiology


Presenter: Dr Catherine Jones

Catherine is a specialist cardiothoracic radiologist with a current focus on occupational lung disease and the silicosis epidemic, and is an executive member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Thoracic Radiology. She has helped develop the ANZSTR COVID-19 reporting guidelines and is also the clinical lead for I-MED Queensland.

Catherine graduated from a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Queensland in 1997, and subsequently from medical school at the University of Queensland in 2001, before undertaking surgical and radiological training in the UK. She then completed a sub-specialty radiology fellowship in Vancouver, Canada,...

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Covid 19 - The Radiology

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Sunday 3 May 2020

Remdesivir: Empty hype or genuine hope?


Asanka Wijetunga BSc (Adv). MD Student

Many drugs have been touted as ‘cures’ for the COVID-19 pandemic, including the anti-malarial chloroquine, the anti-influenza Favipiravir, and the anti-Ebola Remdesivir. With the media and world leaders boldly weighing in on their effectiveness, often with little regard for clinical findings, it can be hard to distinguish the fact from the fancy. Following the recent release of data from a 1000-strong double-arm clinical trial of Remdesivir, I will briefly explore what the science says about its effectiveness in treating COVID-19.  

For coronaviruses to replicate within a host cell, they must first produce many copies of their own RNA genetic code, a task performed...

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Remdesivir: Empty hype or genuine hope?


Added:
Thursday 30 April 2020

Changes in IR Workflow due to COVID-19


During the Covid 19 pandemic, like most medical procedures, interventional radiology procedures do need to continue. What precautions should be taken and what changes to IR Workflow are required. Clinical professor Stephen Ho, of UBC radiology department discusses these important topics.  

Thank you to our partner University, The University of British Columbia for making this valuable resource available.

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Changes in IR Workflow due to COVID-19

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Sunday 26 April 2020

The fight against COVID-19: mRNA Vaccines


Written by: Asanka Wijetunga BSc(Adv), MD student at The University of Sydney, Australia

SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind deadly COVID-19 pandemic, is thought to have spread to humans from bats. It infects the respiratory tract and in approximately 20% of patients, devolves into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multi-organ failure1. Males, the elderly, and those with pre-existing hypertension (and other comorbidities) are presumed to be at the highest risk of severe infection2. With over 2.3 million cases and 160,000 deaths worldwide since the outbreak began in November 2019, researchers are experimenting with a raft of treatments and preventative vaccines that will be key in quelling this...

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The fight against COVID-19: mRNA Vaccines


Added:
Wednesday 22 April 2020

COVID 19 Q&A Prof Tom Gottlieb What You Don't Know


Professor Thomas Gottlieb an Infectious Diseases Specialist performed a Q+A session where he answered all those questions that you don't know but would like to find out the answers to.

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COVID 19 Q&A Prof Tom Gottlieb What You Don't Know

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

Anxiety, Uncertainty, Exhaustion & Grief: Strategies for coping with COVID-19 (UBC)


Presented by Dr. Theresa Newlove Head of Psychology & Clinical Psychologist, Medical Psychology, BCCWH & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

A great talk around anxiety and measures to deal with it. Also a little around what to expect in terms of mental health after Covid-19 plus an introduction into the origins of the outbreak.

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Anxiety, Uncertainty, Exhaustion & Grief: Strategies for coping with COVID-19 (UBC)

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Tuesday 7 April 2020

COVID 19 "The Current Situation" - Dr. Deborah Money (UBC) & Dr. Jonathon Leipsic (UBC)


Presented by Dr. Deborah Money, Professor at UBC OBGYN and School of Public Health & Executive Vice Dean, UBC FoM & Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Professor of Radiology and Cardiology UBC

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COVID 19 "The Current Situation" - Dr. Deborah Money (UBC) & Dr. Jonathon Leipsic (UBC)

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Tuesday 7 April 2020

COVID 19 "The Facts" Part 1 - Ben Kwan and Jason Zhang


Dr Ben Kwan, respiratory physician discusses the respiratory manifestations of Covid 19 and the management of these patients.

Dr Jason Zhang, radiologist discusses the thoracic imaging findings and measures to mitigate the spread of the virus within radiology departments.

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COVID 19 "The Facts" Part 1 - Ben Kwan and Jason Zhang

Added:
Tuesday 7 April 2020

COVID 19 "The Facts" Part 2 - Q&A with Prof Tom Gottlieb


Prof Tom Gottlieb, microbiologist and infectious diseases specialist answers questions pertaining to the virus, it’s spread and how to minimise the risk of infection.

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COVID 19 "The Facts" Part 2 - Q&A with Prof Tom Gottlieb

Added:
Tuesday 14 April 2020

Navigating Medical Emergencies (now with COVID-19 content)


Navigating Medical Emergencies (now with COVID-19 content)

An interactive guide to patient management - 1st Ed.

Pierre Cardinal, MD, FRCPC, MScEpi; Tobias Witter, MD; Sharon Yamashita, ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP - Editors

We would like to thank the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada for making this valuable resource available to radiology across borders. It covers a range of topics including the use of personal protective equipment ( PPE) as well as navigating medical emergencies including that related to COVID-19. If you would like more information, please click  on the link below.

UBC - Navigating Medical Emergencies (now with COVID-19 content)


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