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Inpatient Care


Course Director: Devyani Lal, M.D. 

Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Expert Insights & Strategies Online CME provides concise updates related to COVID-19 through convenient, pre-recorded webinars.  This online CME course will provide learners with the latest updates and strategies to protect themselves and their communities, and to provide treatment and mitigation information to enable healthcare workers to better manage cases and mortality rates. Topics include appropriate community- and personal-level protective and mitigating efforts; therapeutics; correct usage of personal protective equipment (PPE); and discussion of special scenarios healthcare workers may face.

Please see the "Program" tab for a summary of the segments available in the Inpatient Care category. 

This education is part of a larger curriculum of COVID-19 education and is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.  Click to view the full course contents.

Target Audience

Healthcare workers of all specialties who are being impacted by COVID-19, including physicians, research scientists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and anyone with a particular interest in prevention, treatment, and patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe COVID-19 clinical features, virus characteristics, disease pathogenesis, multi-systemic effects, laboratory testing, factors in increased morbidity and causes of mortality
  • Identify criteria for PCR testing, antibody serology and interpretation of test
  • Recommendation strategies for caregivers and providers managing patients with COVID-19 at home; tele-monitoring COVID-19 patients
  • Define methods for for managing COVID-19 positive and under-investigation patients in the hospital setting
  • Describe aerosol generating procedures in the hospital in outpatient and inpatient settings during the pandemic
  • Identify trategies for preventing transmission in healthcare workers overall and high risk workers (emergency department physicians, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, etc.)
  • Identify strategies for prevention of transmission/mitigation in the community
  • Describe investigational treatments and trials (with addition of significant results as they become available) as well as emerging strategies (e.g. prone ventilation)
  • Recommend oxygenation strategies in severely sick COVID-19 patients: Mechanical ventilation, ECMO, transfusion etc.
  • Apply guidance for managing special patient populations during the COVID-19 pandemic: pregnant patients, patients with acute emergencies, patients with immunodeficiency, patients undergoing cancer treatment
  • Implement cross-training/retraining on COVID-19 relevant procedures (e.g. ventilator management)
  • Describe guidelines on the correct use, donning and doffing for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Implement telemedicine solutions for training and patient care

Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.75 AAPA Category 1
  • 16.25 ACPE
  • 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.50 ANCC
  • 24.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/28/2020
Course expires: 
07/16/2023

The Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Expert Insights and Strategies Online CME Course brings together pre-recorded lectures and podcasts to offer a wide array of topics surrounding COVID-19. This course will continually expand to offer updated information. Please mark it as a "favorite" and check back for new and updated offerings. 

COVID-19 information evolves daily. The views and perspectives shared in these resources are presented based on information available at the time of recording.

This education is part of a larger curriculum of COVID-19 education and is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines. Click to view the full course contents.

Program - Inpatient Care:

Care During the Pandemic: Maintaining & Optimizing Effective Inpatient Care

In this session Mayo Clinic experts share their experiences to-date in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and to assure effective inpatient care and resource management. Panelists review lessons learned from the first surge as well as plans for preparedness and response to future surges. Topics include necessary changes made in inpatient care areas as well as common areas, patient and staff safety, strategies used for optimizing hospital capacity, and the significant role laboratory medicine played in the Mayo Clinic practice setting. 

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Hepatology and COVID-19

Abnormal liver function testing (LFTs) occurs often in the primary care setting. The purpose of this course is to establish an overview of the liver, what testing is done when determining liver injury and liver function, and how to appropriate triage and management the patient with these abnormalities. COVID related liver injury will be discussed. This course will also provide the learner with a brief overview of fatty liver disease and it’s complications. Topics include diagnosis, treatment options, as well as additional challenges facing a patient with fatty liver disease and COVID-19. 

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Safely Rebooting the Surgical Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Panel Discussion

Mayo Clinic surgeons share potential strategies for surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics include methods to enhance occupational and patient safety, as well as resources and barriers in safely rebooting the surgical practice. 

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Hospital Management of COVID-19

Mayo Clinic hospitalists M. Caroline Burton, M.D., and Chandrasagar (Sagar) Dugani, M.D., Ph.D., discuss management of patients with COVID-19 from the hospitalist perspective. They review a standard approach to triage, how to identify risk factors for severe disease, and the therapeutic management for optimal disease control.

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Transitions of Care for the COVID Patient: Evolution of Care Coordination in a Pandemic

Sarah A. Blakemore, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Patti-Jo Dixon, R.N., ACM, Stacey E. Hunter, R.N., ACM, and Laura (Diane) D. Kittle, M.S.N., R.N., discuss how to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and families affected by COVID-19 amidst the additional challenges of obtaining resources.

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Critical Care Insights: COVID-19 Edition - Online CME 
(8.75 hours - 9 videos – Published 5/1/20)

Critical Care Insights: COVID-19 Edition offers online CME essentials for health care providers caring for patients with COVID-19 in the critical care setting. This online CME course consists of 9 lectures covering intubation safety, infection control, navigating drug shortages, maximizing team performance, mindset training, humanizing critical care, and caring for critical care survivors.


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Multi-professional Education, Translation & Research in Intensive Care (METRIC-2020): Spring 2020 Virtual Critical Care Conference
(7.5 hours – 8 videos – Published 4/15/20)

In recordings from the Multi-professional Education, Translation & Research in Intensive Care (METRIC-2020): Spring 2020 Virtual Critical Care Conference, international experts from Mayo Clinic and beyond provide updates in patient-centered critical care medicine, quality improvement and patient safety.

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Session 8: Caring for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: More Lessons and Innovations
Recorded September 21, 2020

An interdisciplinary group of experts from across Mayo Clinic’s critical care practice continue to discuss the key challenges in the management of patients critically ill with COVID-19, lessons learned and innovative solutions that have been effectively implemented within our health care system.

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Session 7: Caring for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: Top 10 Lessons and Innovations
Recorded August 17, 2020

An interdisciplinary group of experts from across Mayo Clinic’s critical care practice discuss the key challenges in the management of patients critically ill with COVID-19, lessons learned and innovative solutions that have been effectively implemented within our health care system.

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Critical Care Planning for the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preparing for the Next Wave: Webinar Session 5
Recorded July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has required critical care practitioners and administrators to prepare for a surge in critical care capacity. In this session, Mayo Clinic experts discuss lessons learned from Mayo’s initial mass critical care planning efforts during the pandemic. Leaders from various sites compare the differences in critical care planning, preparedness and shaping forces within different practice settings across the Mayo Clinic enterprise.

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Alternative Ventilation Strategies (Podcast Episode 35)

What are some alternative ventilation strategies we can use to treat patients with COVID-19? James E. Baker, R.R.T., L.R.T., and Steven R. Holets, R.R.T., L.R.T., discuss individualizing care, limitations based on device design and supply chain concerns.

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Safely Individualizing the Approach to Treatment for COVID-19 (Podcast Episode 27)

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are presenting with and developing severe lung injury, thrombosis, heart injury and renal insufficiency. What is the observed rate of ventilation? Alice Gallo De Moraes, M.D., discusses an individualized approach to intubation for critical support of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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Course Director

 

Devyani Lal, M.D.
Associate Dean, Mayo Clinic School of 
Continuous Professional Development   
Professor of Otolaryngology,
College of Medicine
Chair, Division of Rhinology
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

 

      

                                                  

      

                                          

                          

 

Topic/session specific faculty are detailed on each course page under the Faculty tab.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacology Content
Select presentations will contain pharmacology content as noted in the Critical Care Insights program. Identified presentations represent approximately 3.75 hours of pharmacology content.
 
 

AAPA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 8.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  Approval is valid until 04/30/2023.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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ACPE
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 ACPE Knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 8.75 AAPA Category 1
  • 16.25 ACPE
  • 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.50 ANCC
  • 24.50 Attendance
 
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