Weekly COVID-19 Updates for Health Care Providers
"Until a few months ago, we had no experience treating people with COVID-19. Now, this illness is widespread and, with no known effective medications available, health care providers all over the world are challenged to treat some very ill patients." said Dr. Paul Auwaerter. "Clinical trials are just now ramping up, but some important information has been coming out that may begin to inform treatment. I'm honored to be included in this program, which is updated rapidly to keep pace with our understanding of COVID-19."
COVID-19 first emerged in China and has since spread globally, with more than 1 million cases confirmed by the World Health Organization as of press time. COVID-19 brings with it rapidly changing needs and practice demands, as health care providers all over the world work tirelessly to understand how to effectively treat patients with COVID-19 before the illness overwhelms health care systems in the United States and beyond. With scant or contradicting evidence coming from global, federal, and state sources, clinicians need a reliable, up-to-date resource for emerging information.
On March 18, DKBmed and our partners, co-produced a live webcast, which was broadcast to over 4,500 clinicians around the world. Participants submitted more than 500 questions to our faculty, and an additional 4,971 clinicians have watched the archived webcast/podcast – reaching over 9,400 learners.
The proven impact of this program and its successful reach demonstrate a sustained need for regular updates on COVID-19 from trusted medical and scientific resources. To that end, DKBmed and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine have completed two follow-on activities and more are in development.
The ongoing series of webinars and podcasts is freely accessible at any time on DKBmed's website https://covid19.dkbmed.com/