C&C: Navigating the Multitude of Guidelines for Key Activities

December 11, 2020

Grab your favorite morning beverage, turn on your camera and come have an open, candid hour-long conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting you, your work, and anything and everything in between. This Converse and Convene: COVID-19 will focus on questions related to navigating the multitude of guidelines for key activities such as discontinuation of precautions in different settings and populations. Questions you will discuss include:

  1. CDC recommends extending the duration of transmission-based precautions, anywhere from 10 to 20 days, for those with severe or critical illness, or immunocompromise. However, immunocompromise is poorly defined and includes advanced age, diabetes, renal disease, etc. How should we, as infection prevention experts, guide providers and patients on how long to isolate? 
  2. Should patients who meet criteria for remdesivir treatment remain in the hospital for the duration of therapy, even if they are clinically stable for discharge? Should additional doses be given post-discharge, or should therapy be discontinued?
  3. What is the optimal strategy for staffing and safety as healthcare workers are increasingly exposed to COVID in the community, while demand for healthcare worker staff increases as COVID-19 cases rise? Should exposed persons be permitted to work, and under what circumstances? If so, at what intervals should SARS-CoV-2 PCR be performed? Should asymptomatic infected individuals be permitted to work? Mildly symptomatic? What are the ethical considerations?
  4. Should staff members who are exposed at work be permitted to continue to work without quarantine? Why or why not? If they are allowed, other than complying with masking, social distancing and hand hygiene precautions, should they just monitor symptoms or undergo testing at certain intervals? 
  5. Should hospitals have a SARS-CoV-2 testing requirement for HCP? Why or why not?

Theresa Madaline, MD
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This event is open to SHEA members only at this time. 

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/11/2020 - 11:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/11/2020 - 12:00pm EST


  • Welcome
  • House Keeping Review
  • Moderator Overview of Topic
  • Break Out Discussions
  • Recap and Farewell


Theresa Madaline, MD
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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