29 Sep 2020
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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Professional development points
This ongoing series is designed to support primary care in the NWMPHN region to confidently manage COVID Positive Patients. GPs and clinical staff are encouraged to attend each session to hear the latest COVID updates, clinical information, COVID related case discussions and to access question and answer time with our presenters

This exciting session will feature a speaker from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence taskforce. Dr Dan Ewald, a GP and Public Health Physician will present on the important role the COVID taskforce has played in reviewing the latest international research and data that is used to inform the guidelines used in our local response to COVID Management. He will also touch on some of the themes emerging from the latest research and the role of general practice in managing these long term symptoms. The National Taskforce was formed to provide a clear and consistent voice of cross-disciplinary consensus on the clinical care of people with
COVID-19. The Taskforce is a consortium of 31 of Australia’s peak health organisations. It delivers ‘living’ guidelines that are updated every week by eight expert panels, an expert advisory group and two working groups comprising Australia’s leading researchers and clinicians.

Dr Elizabeth Williams, will  provide a grass roots perspective as a GP working within the COVID positive model and offer case studies and considerations for those treating COVID positive patients in a localised context. 

Dr Karen Linton - Co-Lead of the COVID Care Model will provide a  brief update on recent changes to model in the NWMPHN region as well as some cases for discussion.

Ample Q&A time will be provided with the panel of speakers

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:
  • Manage your COVID positive patients in accordance with DHHS guidelines
  • Demonstrate understanding of managing and monitoring COVID related symptoms
  • Analyse what makes a patient particularly vulnerable to COVID
  • Discuss the discharge process and post COVID care