Frontline Worker Safety Webinar
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Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19: A Global Perspective
Sept. 14, 2022

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Program Resources

Long-COVID

High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. Nature. April 2021. https://www.nature.com/
articles/s41586-021-03553-9  

Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19. Naturemedicine. Feb. 7, 2022.
https://www.nature.com/
articles/s41591-022-01689-3 

Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection. Naturemedicine. May 25, 2022. https://www.nature.com/
articles/s41591-022-01840-0
 
 
Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Research Square. Jun. 17, 2022. https://www.researchsquare.com/
article/rs-1749502/v1   

Aerosolization

239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne. New York Times. Oct. 1, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/
2020/07/04/health/239-experts-with-one-big-claim-the-coronavirus-is-airborne.html

A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection Building ventilation systems must get much better.   Science. May 14, 2022. https://www.science.org/
doi/10.1126/science.abg2025

Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief (2020) National Academies of Sciences. Oct. 2020. https://nap.nationalacademies.org/
catalog/25958/airborne-transmission-of-sars-cov-2-
proceedings-of-a-workshop

Surface Disinfectants

Comparable Environmental Stability and Disinfection Profiles of the Currently Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 J Infect Dis 2021 Aug 2;224(3):420-424. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab260. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33993274/  

Sweden's Pandemic Response 

Evaluation of science advice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. Nature. Mar. 22, 2022. https://www.nature.com/
articles/s41599-022-01097-5   

Workplace Violence 

Are Any of Us Safe at Work? — I came to the U.S. to avoid violence in the healthcare workplace, but the attacks are increasing. Medpage Today. Jun. 5, 2022. https://www.medpagetoday.com/
opinion/second-opinions/99044

Natural & Vaccine Immunity 

SARS-CoV-2 hybrid immunity: silver bullet or silver lining?  
"Hybrid immunity occurs in those who have been both infected with and vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. But how well does such hybrid immunity protect against the virus and its emerging variants?"   https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-022-00771-8    

  
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Speakers' Bios
   
Webinar Introduction: Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS
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Morning Session In troduction & Moderator - Associate Professor Matthias Maiwald 
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Professor Imogen MitchellProfessor Imogen Mitchell, MBBS, PhD presenting "Australia’s experience of COVID-19 Workplace  Safety"  (Australia)
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Lidia Morawska, PhD, MScProfessor Lidia Morawska, PhD, MSc.
  Presenting "Airborne infection transmission & Impact on Frontline Workers" (Australia)
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Professor Nele BrusselaersProfessor Nele Brusselaers, MD, PhD
   Presenting "Evaluation of science advice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden"  (Sweden)
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Professor Laith Jamal Abu-RaddadProfessor Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, PhD presenting "Immune protection of COVID-19 vaccination and natural infection" (Qatar)  View Slides  View Video

Univ. Prof. Eike Steinmann- Chairman of the Advisory Board

Eike Steinman, PHD
Presenting
"Transmission and Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2"  (Germany)  View Slides  View Video

   
Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MDAfternoon Introduction - Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders
  
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Afternoon Moderator - Kevin Kavanagh MD, MS
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Ziyad Al-Aly, MDZiyad Al-Aly, MD
Presenting "An Overview of Long COVID"  View Slides  View Video

 
Dr. Frazier BeattyFrazier Beatty, Ph.D., MPH
Presenting  "Impact of Healthcare Disparities on the Frontline" View Slides  View Video

 
Dr. Zed Zha
Mengyi "Zed" Zha, MD  Presenting "Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Workers"    
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Ambassador Beborah BirxAmbassador Deborah Birx, MD
  Presenting "COVID-19 USA - Lessons and new tools to improve workplace safety"  View Slides   View Video

   
Chris PontusJeannie Cimiotti, RN, PhDJeannie Cimiotti, RN PhD

Chris Pontus, MS, RN 

   

Panel Discussion: "The Normalization of Workarounds in Health care: An Ongoing American Crisis" 
  
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Panel Members:

Betty Sparks, RNBetty Sparks
RN CNOR ADN
 
Janet HassJanet Haas PhD RN CIC FSHEA FAPIC
 
Omid Razmpour, BSN, RNOmid Razmpour, BSN, RN, PHN 

      
Kevin T Kavanagh, MD, MSKevin Kavanagh, MD, MS 
Webinar Summary & Closing Remarks  View Slides  View Video


  

Conference Objectives/Outcomes

Understanding important evidence based strategies which have been learned during the COVID-19  epidemic.
  • Identify infection control strategies that prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 disease among both frontline workers and patients.
  • Advise retailers, schools, and others on strategies they should undertake to establish a safe workplace which protects both frontline workers and patrons.
  • Identify infectious disease infrastructure deficiencies in the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss cultural and socioeconomic barriers and social disparities which place socially disadvantaged populations at increased risk of infection and severe disease.
  • Explain the risks of disability and death from not only acute COVID-19 but also the disabling effects of Long COVID.
  

Continuing Online Education   Go To Page Top
AMA PRA Cat I CME and CEUs Provided at No-Charge
 

Southern Kentucky AHEC   Southern Kentucky AHEC

The following educational credits can be obtained on line through a online couse provided by Southern Kentucky AHECa and accessed using the link below.
 
Credits are planned for the following healthcare specialites:

  • Physician/Nursing Home Administrator:  “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Health Watch USA. Southern KY AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 
     
    The Southern KY Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern KY Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  (6 hours AMA PRA CAT I)
     
    PA/Nurse Practitioner: This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for Category 1 credit. (6 hours)
     
    Non-Physician attendance will be awarded.  (6 hours)
     
    KBN Approval: Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing
    education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Provider #4-0059-12-22-115. Expiration Date: December 31, 2022. “Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.” Total approved hours 7.2.  (7.2 hours)
          
    { Occupational Therapy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy for credit. Credit Approval is Still Pending }
        
    Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. CS30-2007-KPTA   (6 hours)
       
    Respiratory: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care.   (6 hours)
         
    Dentistry: This program has been approved by the Southern Kentucky AHEC as meeting general
    medical/dental requirements outlined in 201 KAR 8.531 for dentists and 201 KAR 8.561 for dental
    hygienists.  (6 hours)  
        
    Radiology: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy for 5.5 hours.  
        
    Social Work.  Approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education by Kentucky Board of Social Work.   

  • Certificate of Completion is available for other educational participants.  (6 hours) 

 

To register for the above online course and obtain continuing education credits through Southern Kentucky AHEC, go to:  https://sokyahec.thinkific.com/courses/frontline-worker-enduring


   

Northeast Multistate DivisionANCC approval for 6.0 Credit Hours (total for two 3 hour enduring courses).
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
   
Title: Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19 A Global Perspective Approved Contact Hour(s): 3 hours for Part I (AM Agenda) and 3 hours for Part II (PM Agenda) 
Program Approval Code #: 072-800-083022 Approved Expiration Date: 08/30/2024    


ANCC Disclosures:  Download Document  

Enduring Material Presentations and Presentation Times
  
Link To Part I AM Course - 3 hours ANCC Approved
https://www.healthwatchusa.net/Videos-2022-Conference/CEU-CME_Video/CEU-CME-Video-Part_1_AM.html 
  
  
Link To Part II PM Course - 3 hours ANCC Approved
https://www.healthwatchusa.net/Videos-2022-Conference/CEU-CME_Video/CEU-CME-Video-Part_2_PM.html     

 

Northeast Multistate Division
The Northeast Multistate Division (NEMSD) is a collaborative group of individual autonomous states (Vermont, and Hawaii) whose purpose is to enhance the power, strength, success, sustainability, and voice of its member states through the effective utilization of shared services and resources to champion quality health care and advance the profession of nursing.
        

 Gardner ConsultingSpeical Thanks to Gardiner Consulting Group for help with conference organization  

  
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