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Managing COVID-19 in Primary Care

Get practical advice and support around how to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic as a front-line healthcare professional.

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Managing COVID-19 in Primary Care
The CPD Certification Service

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Access up-to-date advice to keep your primary care practice running safely

COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on healthcare systems around the world. As a healthcare professional, it’s important to know how to respond safely and effectively.

On this course, led by experts at St George’s University of London, you’ll explore the epidemiology, clinical symptoms and signs, and current management of COVID-19 and follow the evolving situation in the UK.

You’ll learn how to complete a safe assessment of suspected COVID-19 cases and discover the best protocol to protect yourself and others.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Hello, I’m Dr. Mohammad Razai from St. George’s, University of London. In a few short weeks, a localised outbreak of a respiratory illness in a Chinese city became a pandemic that has affected almost every country, society, and aspect of modern life. We are heading towards an uncertain and challenging future which requires preparedness, knowledge, as well as commitment to sharing and learning from experts and each other. With a huge amount of information coming in every day, with news and advice about COVID-19, it can be difficult to make sense of the information relevant for front line clinical practice. For this course, we will take participants through the most useful and up-to-date research and guidance.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds By the end of the programme, we are hopeful that participants will have received a concise, practical, and where possible, evidence-based approach to dealing with COVID-19 in primary care.

What topics will you cover?

The course will cover what you need to know and what you need to do in relation to the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in primary care. Topics we will cover include:

  • Background of COVID-19

  • Current situation in the UK

  • When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care

  • Safe assessment of suspected cases

  • Infection prevention and control

  • Management of acutely unwell patients

  • Management of those with mild symptoms in home isolation

  • Consultation tips and advice on keeping your practice running safely

  • Mitigation of the psychological effects of social isolation

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Improve your understanding of the coronavirus disease 2019 specifically to the situation in the UK
  • Identify procedures for prevention and control in primary care
  • Describe the correct management plans for patients on home isolation
  • Apply the necessary measures to keep your general practice running and routine care

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for front-line clinicians, healthcare workers and professionals who are dealing with the large volume of patients in the current COVID-19 pandemic within the UK primary care.

This course will also be relevant to healthcare practitioners around the globe, though the course will be based around guidance by UK public health bodies.

Who will you learn with?

Academic clinical fellow in primary care at the Population Health Research Institute, St George's University of London

Pippa Oakeshott is a professor of general practice at the Population Health Research Insitute at St George's University of London. She is also an inner city GP.

Clinical Teaching Fellow in Public Health and a salaried GP. His academic interests in population health research include physical activity, medical technology and clinical education in primary care.

Dr. Lucia Magee currently works as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Population Health and a GP registrar in South-West London.

Dr Shamez Ladhani is a paediatric infectious diseases consultant at St. George's Hospital, London, and a consultant epidemiologist at Public Health England.

Bsc, Ma, MBCHB, FHEA
Academic GPST Doctor at St George's Hospital, London.

Who developed the course?

St George's, University of London

St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

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