A Case in the Life: COVID-19

Free Webinar Provides a Solid Foundation to Diagnose and Treat Patients With COVID-19
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July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 4:00pm (CST) Online

CE: 2.5 contact hours of continuing education (CE)
0.25 of which may be applied towards pharmacology.

Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) for this live webinar and gain a solid foundation to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19 in primary care and emergency room settings, and identify patients who are at risk for severe disease. Expert nurse practitioner (NP) speakers and case studies will help you apply the knowledge.

Event Details
  • Webinar Details

    A Case in the Life: COVID-19

    When: July 30, 2020, 2–4 p.m. CT.

    Where: Online via the AANP CE Center.

    Cost: Free.

    CE credit: This program is accredited for 2.5 contact hours of continuing education (CE), 0.25 of which may be applied toward pharmacology.

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    About the Webinar

    COVID-19 is a novel disease with an incompletely described clinical course in healthy individuals and especially in vulnerable populations. As front-line providers, NPs in primary care and emergency medicine need the knowledge to treat and educate patients during this unprecedented global pandemic.

    This activity will give you a solid foundation to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19 and identify patients who are at risk for severe disease. The webinar will also cover provider well-being, infection control and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of shortages, with case studies allowing you to apply the knowledge.

    This live webinar is made available for NPs at no cost, thanks to an independent medical education grant from Novartis.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Discuss the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
    • Identify patient populations at risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
    • Compare diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2.
    • Review patient counseling to prevent household and community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when infected or potentially infected.
    • Evaluate the best use of PPE in the context of shortages.
    • Explain COVID-19 infection control practices for providers, including guidelines for PPE use.

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  • Speakers

    Webinar Faculty

    Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP

    Dr. Tucker is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-director of the emergency nurse practitioner Program at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Tucker currently practices as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at Emory University Hospital, an academic quaternary care facility managing complex medical patients. Dr. Tucker’s scholarly interests and research involve health care quality improvement and implementation science.

    Bob Smithing, MSN, FNP, ARNP, FAANP

    Bob Smithing is a family nurse practitioner and co-founder of FamilyCare of Kent, where he serves as the practice's clinical director. His practice is a full-scope family practice in a suburban community just south of Seattle, Washington. He has been caring for COVID-19 patients in the outpatient setting since the pandemic began.