Module Description

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The goal of this session is to prepare learners to screen, diagnose and manage persons infected with SARS CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, including among people with HIV. In addition, the session will introduce public health strategies to contain and mitigate spread of the COVID-19pandemic. The session will highlight the importance of team-based approaches to both clinical and public health management.

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Objectives

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 infection as well as risk factors for acquisition, including among people with HIV (PWH)
  • Discuss the recommendations for screening in each country, as well as diagnostic algorithms
  • Recognize the importance of infection prevention and control (IPC) for health care workers, including the role of different infection control strategies to minimize nosocomial transmission
  • Explain the principles of clinical management of COVID-19, including the importance of supportive care and possible experimental agents
  • Discuss the importance of public health strategies, including containment and mitigation, in curtailing COVID-19 spread
  • Reflect on strategies to improve interprofessional care of patients and support each other as team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ABBREVIATIONS
BP
Blood Pressure
CXR
Chest X-Ray
GI
Gastrointestinal
IPC
Infection Prevention and Control
M
Meters
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
PWH
People with HIV
RR
Respiratory rate
T
Temperature
TB
Tuberculosis