Clinical Management Through COVID-19 Webinar Series Recordings: 

In this special continuing education video series, designed especially for physicians, nurses and other health care providers, Harvard-affiliated moderators interview experts to discuss the symptoms, risks and precautions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Information on COVID-19 is evolving daily. The views and perspectives shared in these webinars are given based on the information available at the time of the recording.

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Screenshot of moderator and panelists of the COVID webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 8/6/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join our discussion with expert panelists who offer their perspectives on how schools can effectively plan to reopen. Topics include mitigating risk, pediatric and adolescent transmission factors, equity, and desirable opening criteria.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 8/7/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 2/7/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • Melissa Bartick, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

    Panelists:

    • Joseph Gardner Allen, D.Sc., MPH, Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; EH - Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program; Director, Healthy Buildings Program; Faculty Advisor, Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy 
    • Jeremy S. Faust, MD, MS, MA, Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, Health Policy Division; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review up-to-date data regarding COVID-19 transmission in pediatric and adolescent age groups
    • Identify challenges faced by schools as they develop plans to re-open in light of COVID-19

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Webinar participant screenshot
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/30/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    A panel of medical professionals who specialize in palliative care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital share their experiences while caring for COVID-19 patients during the height of the pandemic in Boston, MA. Topics discussed include challenges, successes, and key takeaways.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/31/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 1/31/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • Nelia Jain, MD MA, Director, Adult Palliative Care Inpatient Consult Service; Director, HeartPal; Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Panelists:

    • Rachelle Bernacki, MD MS FAAHPM AGSF, Director of Quality Initiatives, Adult Palliative Care; Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Director of Care Transformation and Postoperative Services; Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Geriatric Surgery and Surgical Palliative Care; Founder, Serious Illness Community of Practice
    • Kate Sciacca, NP, KidneyPal Nurse Practitioner, Adult Palliative Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Kelsey Killeen, LCSW, KidneyPal Social Worker, Adult Palliative Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Ana Hoffman, Certified Spanish-language Medical Interpreter, Interpreter Services, Department of Patient Support Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

     DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review challenges, changes made, and areas of success when providing large-scale palliative care during a pandemic
    • Identify efficient patient screening methods to triage palliative care consult candidates
    • Discuss changes in end-of-life conversation needs for patients, families, and clinical team members during a pandemic

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of the presentation from July 23
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/23/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Leaders from the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Incident Command System reflect on their experience to date responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlight how a CNO and CMO can partner to lead an organization through rapid change and back out again.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/24/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 1/24/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School 
    • Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education

    Panelist:

    • Margaret Duggan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Medical Affairs, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, Central Credentialing, Mass General Brigham
    • Cori Loescher, MM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital 

     DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review areas of success and challenges that need to be improved upon when maintaining a long-term incident command system
    • Identify issues around staff wellness and disparity that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

COVID and Nursing Home powerpoint title slide
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/16/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: COVID-19 has been disproportionately borne by individuals living and working in nursing homes. After a review of trends in nursing home cases and fatalities, this presentation will review several ongoing analyses including: 1) characteristics of nursing homes with COVID cases, 2) asymptomatic spread of COVID among nursing home residents and staff; and 3) excess nursing home mortality associated with COVID. The presentation will conclude with some directions for federal and state policy.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/17/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 1/17/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator: 

    • Kevin Tucker, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School

    Panelists:

    • David Grabowski, Phd; Professor of Healthcare Policy, HMS 

     DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • discuss the characteristics of nursing homes with COVID-19 cases
    • identify challenges that must be addressed to improve excess nursing home mortality associated with COVID-19

     

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Preview of COVID-19 Hematologic Complications Presentation
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/09/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: A panel of hematologists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital present up-to-date findings in treating the hematologic complications of COVID-19 patients with thrombosis, cancer, and sickle cell disease.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/10/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 1/10/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator: 

    • Nathan Connell, MD, MPH, FACP; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Chief of Hematology, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

    Panelists:

    • Maureen Achebe, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director, Non-Malignant Hematology Clinic; Assistant Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Sickle Cell Program 

     DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • identify clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in patients with special hematological conditions
    • review current recommended guidelines for treatment of COVID-19 patients with special hematological conditions

     

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy