Infection Control

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  • 3 Audiobooks | 49m 2s
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Gain an understanding on how to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and spread of the virus from Mayo Clinic, including effective methods of containment and mitigation. This collection is updated in collaboration with Mayo Clinic.


Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Essentials for the Healthcare Worker
Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Essentials for the Healthcare Worker is an online course that provides ongoing concise updates related to the COVID-19 disease. The course aims to 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. (Published 4/13/2020)
4 videos | 55m has Assessment
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Live Webinar Series
Our experts will cover ongoing COVID-19 research at Mayo Clinic, including convalescent plasma trials, vaccine development, virology, infection prevention and much more. Upon completion of the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Live Webinar Series course, learners should be able to: Discuss current research initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic Identify promising innovative solutions for treatment strategies in COVID-19 patients Describe the expedited translational research related to COVID-19 Describe innovative practice redesign principles to treat patients in a virtual setting. Shelter-in-place orders are beginning to lift in some parts of the United States. In light of these developments, Mayo Clinic experts will discuss infection prevention in health care settings and in the broader community. (Published 06/02/2020)
2 videos | 1h 53m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Emergency Medicine in the Time of COVID-19
Emergency medicine is a specialty that prides itself on a mantra: anyone, anything, anytime. The COVID-19 pandemic has put emergency health care providers and first responders on the front lines, fighting the spread of the virus and caring for critically ill patients. (Published 04/13/2020)
1 video | 17m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Because cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, cancer patients are at increased risk of complications from COVID-19. Despite these concerns, cancer patients often still need treatment, including going to the clinic or to the hospital, and many have questions about whether cancer should be treated differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Published 05/04/2020)
1 video | 14m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: How to Clean During COVID-19
Spring has sprung, and, for many, spring cleaning is a ritual. During the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting homes is more important than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new cleaning guidelines to help effectively fight COVID-19 as businesses, schools and public spaces reopen. (Published 05/11/2020)
1 video | 15m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Mayo Clinic Expands In-Person Care
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics were forced to postpone nonessential appointments and surgeries in March and April. Thanks to social distancing and executive stay-at-home orders which helped flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, Mayo Clinic is prepared now, not only to meet the projected needs of COVID-19 patients, but safely treat patients whose care was delayed, and to welcome new patients as well. (Published 05/13/2020)
1 video | 25m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Surgical Practice During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic forced elective surgeries to be delayed while hospitals prepared for the potential influx of COVID-19 patients. Thanks to effective efforts to flatten the curve and the lifting of executive stay-at-home orders, Mayo Clinic is again able to see patients for elective surgeries. What's different for patients when having surgery during the coronavirus era? And what extra steps is Mayo Clinic taking to keep patients and staff safe? (Published 05/14/2020)
1 video | 11m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: What we know about virus transmission
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this isn't thought to be the main way the virus spreads. (Published 05/27/2020)
1 video | 28m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Herd Immunity, Antibodies and COVID-19
The concept of herd immunity has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COVID-19. (Published 07/31/2020)
1 video | 17m
Mayo Clinic Q&A: What is Viral Shedding?
When a person is infected with a virus, the virus multiplies in the body and can be released into the environment through sneezing, coughing or even speaking. This release is called "shedding" and viral shedding is how COVID-19 is spread from person to person. How long a person who has COVID-19 will shed virus is still unknown. (Published 08/12/2020)
1 video | 18m
Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Expert Insights and Strategies - Online CME Course: Safely Rebooting the Outpatient Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nita Sharma, M.B.A., FACHE, Instructor in Health Care Systems Engineering and member of the Mayo Clinic Outpatient Practice Subcommittee, shares how she and colleagues at Mayo Clinic in Arizona developed a toolkit to safely reboot the outpatient practice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Published 9/23/2020)
1 video | 57m
Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Expert Insights and Strategies - Online CME Course: COVID-19: Environmental Controls for Infection Prevention - Clinical Outpatient
Brittany E. Howard, M.D., Chair of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explores current options for finding environmental controls for infection prevention, specifically for preventing COVID-19 infection in the clinical outpatient setting. (Published 9/03/2020)
1 video | 19m
Mayo Clinic COVID-19: Expert Insights and Strategies - Online CME Course: COVID-19 Ocular and Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment
Brittany E. Howard, M.D., Chair of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses ocular manifestations of COVID-19, ocular transmission risk and current CDC recommendations for ocular personal protective equipment. In a separate video, Dr. Howard discusses SARS-CoV2 droplets and how they interact with aerosols in the air; recommendations for respiratory personal protection; and types of respiratory personal protective equipment as well as a cost comparison of those items. (Published 8/27/2020)
2 videos | 36m
"Black Fungus" in the Indian Subcontinent: Prevention and Cure
Mayo Clinic experts discussed the probable causes of the COVID-19 associated rhino-orbital mucormycosis ("black fungus") crisis in India, as well as therapeutic strategies for COVID-19 that can help to mitigate risks. In addition to medical and surgical treatment options, the role of monoclonal antibodies in high-risk patients will be addressed. (Published 06/23/2021)
1 video | 1h 28m


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COVID-19 Miniseries: How Do Antiviral Drugs Work?
In this Mayo Clinic Miniseries podcast, Doctor Gregory Poland explains how antivirals work to shorten the course of the disease.
audiobook Duration 18m 9s audiobook Authors By Gregory A. Poland, M.D., Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.


Mayo Clinic Q&A: Fighting COVID-19 with Mayo Clinic Laboratories
In this Mayo Clinic Miniseries podcast, Doctor William Morice II, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories and chair of the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, explains how a reference lab works and how Mayo Clinic Laboratories quickly ramped up its testing capability to meet pandemic testing needs.
audiobook Duration 15m 53s audiobook Authors By Halena Gazelka, M.D., William Morice II, M.D.


COVID-19 Miniseries: Mayo Clinic Q&A -- Managing the COVID-19 Surge
In this Mayo Clinic Miniseries podcast, Doctor Elie Berbari, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic, explains how Mayo Clinic is managing staff, supplies and space during the COVID-19 surge.
audiobook Duration 15m audiobook Authors By Elie Berbari, M.D., Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D.


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