COVID Update


About the Course 
After several years of the SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 pandemic, where do we stand now? Many may be curious about the most recent variants, herd immunity, latest testing advice, and current treatment options. Are we nearing a possible end of the pandemic phase of COVID-19? Tune in for a conversation between an infectious disease expert physician and a nurse to discuss “Where are we now?” in regard to coronavirus disease. They also discuss how important interprofessional and interpersonal communication is for the healthcare team to support each other and provide quality care.  

Note: This podcast was recorded in December 2022. In the rapidly evolving nature of the topic, bear in mind that some content may not remain current. Please check for updates.  

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes  
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Examine interventions for combatting COVID-19 such as testing, masking, ventilation, vaccines, and medications. 
  • Discuss SARS-CoV-2 variants, transmission, and immunity. 
  • Identify ways that interprofessional and interpersonal communication influences team collaboration, emotional support, and better care.  

About the Presenter 
Daniel Griffin, PhD, MD, is a physician-scientist, board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease with expertise in Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Parasitology, and Virology including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).?He is an active clinician and internationally invited speaker lecturing for multiple organizations including the University of Glasgow, the Peace Corp, the University of Minnesota, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Floating Doctors, and Remote Care Education, as well as for other groups in Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and India.?Dr. Griffin is also one of the co-hosts of the popular 5-star rated podcasts “This Week in Parasitism” and “This Week in Virology.” He is one of the authors of Parasitic Diseases, now in its 7th edition, with thousands of copies distributed to over 100 countries throughout the world. 

About the Content Reviewer 
Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CLNC, is a nurse planner for Colibri Healthcare and a certified legal nurse consultant. She is a quality-focused, results-driven nursing education professional. As a continuing education leader with nurse executive experience in developing interprofessional educational programs, she supports healthcare workers with educational activities to help increase communication within the healthcare team. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire podcast, which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
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