Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

These podcasts and webinars are part of SHEA's Rapid Response Program - Confronting RAPID emerging issues, cutting edge science, and unanswered questions to keep you prepared for RESPONSE.

Podcast Series

COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now

This podcast series highlights changes in the novel coronavirus outbreak and updates in the medical literature. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news items, a brief summary of medical literature and guidelines on infection prevention that have been published related to COVID-19, and will include discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the outbreak.

Episode 1: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions | February 24th
Episode 2: Environment of Care & PPE | March 5th
Episode 3: Testing & Surge Planning | March 12th
Episode 4: Diagnostic Testing Part 1 | March 19th
Episode 5: PPE Conservation & Shortages | March 26th
Episode 6: Diagnostic Testing Part 2 | April 2nd
Episode 7: Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs | April 9th
Episode 8: Advocacy around COVID-19 | April 14th
Episode 9: PPE - Getting Resourceful with No Resources | April 16th
Episode 10: Taking Care of Yourself | April 23rd
Episode 11: Tracing Contacts | April 30th
Episode 12: Answers to Town Hall Questions | May 7th
Episode 13: Staff Policies | May 14th
Episode 14: Overuse & Misuse of Antibiotics During the Surge | May 21st
Episode 15: Antibody Testing | May 28th
Episode 16: NHSN Response to COVID-19 | June 4th
Episode 17: Reopening Ambulatory Practices | June 11th
Episode 18: COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings | June 18th
Episode 19: Ready to be a COVID Consultant? | June 25th
Episode 20: Lessons Learned from the Surge | July 2nd
Episode 21: Racial Disparities with COVID-19 | July 9th

We’re all in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention

This podcast series focuses on the collaborative efforts and opportunities for different disciplines to address and confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week's episode will include discussion around what different organizations are doing to address COVID-19, what have been the biggest challenges, what changes have been made, and what opportunities there are to work together to handle the pandemic. 

Episode 1: Dialysis in a Crisis with ASN | May 13th
Episode 2: Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with ASA | May 19th
Episode 3: Knowledge Sharing with SHM | May 26th
Episode 4: Collaborating with NFID | June 2nd
Episode 5: Partnering on Pharmacy with ASHP | June 9th
Episode 6: Challenges from Presentations to Diagnosis with ACEP | June 16th
Episode 7: Perspectives from a Nursing Home Director with AMDA | June 24th
Episode 8: Front Line Acute Care Surgeon Perspectives with SIS | June 30th
Episode 9: IP Adjustments for the Anesthesia Provider with APSF | July 7th

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Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness

This webinar will address what healthcare facilities/providers can do in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to decrease the risk of outbreaks, especially regarding novel respiratory viruses. The role of planning and simulation will be discussed, as well as the need to train healthcare workers to utilize PPE correctly.

SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Rounds 1-13

SHEA members are actively responding to COVID-19 and we want to provide a platform to share ideas and ask questions with SHEA colleagues during this pandemic. Several SHEA Board Members will serve as experts and discuss the frequently asked questions, based on what they are doing locally. The goal is to enable as much sharing of ideas as possible as we are all in this together.

The recorded webinars and presentation slides are available within this course. 

Learning Objectives

  • Answer frequently asked questions surrounding the Novel Coronavirus
  • Describe steps that can be taken to decrease future outbreaks
  • Identify gaps in current planning
  • Discuss lessons learned from prior outbreaks
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David Banach, MD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Michael Bell, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, University of Toledo Medical Center
Waleed Javaid, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Cindy Prins, PhD, MPH, CIC, CPH, University of Florida
David Weber, MD, MPH, UNC Hospitals
Clare Rock, MD, MS, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Marci Drees, MD, MS, FACP, DTMH, FSHEA, ChristianaCare Health System
Nicole Hubbard, MD, ProMedica Laboratories
Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Michael Stevens, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Bernard Camins, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital 
Allison Holgerson, PhD, University of Florida
Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, University of Florida
Jerne Shapiro, MPH, University of Florida
Mark Rupp, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Tamar Barlam, MD, MSc, Boston University School of Medicine
Ania Wajnberg, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Andrea Benin, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kelly Cassano, DO, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, The University of Rochester Medical Center
Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO, Oregon Health & Science University
Anurag Malani, MD, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ibukun Akinboyo, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Marla Matal, MD, ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Jasmine Marcelin, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Alan S. Kliger, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Lynde, MD, MBA, Emory University School of Medicine
Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, University of Michigan
Joseph Sweigart, MD, University of Kentucky HealthCare
William Schaffner, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins University
Whitney Buckel, PharmD, BCPS, Intermountain Healthcare
Katherine Reisbig, PharmD, BCPS, Nebraska Medicine
William Jaquis, MD, ACEP President
Bhagyashri Navalkele, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Robin Jump, MD, PhD, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Swati Gaur, MD, CMD, MBA, Northeast Georgia Health System
Phil Barie, MD, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Michael Calderwood, MD, MPH, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Joshua Schaffzin, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, University of Minnesota


Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, University of Toledo Medical Center
Eileen Korey, Communications Counsel & Consultant
Kavita K. Trivedi, MD, Trivedi Consults, LLC
Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine
Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, IPC Consulting Group LLC

Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
David J. Weber, MD, MPH, UNC School of Medicine
Rekha Murthy, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, Cedars-Sinai
David Henderson, MD, 2020 SHEA President
Sarah Haessler, MD, MS, Baystate Medical Center
Kristina A. Bryant, MD, University of Louisville
Karen Frank, MD, PhD, NIH Clinical Center
Lynn Ramirez, MD, MS, University of California San Francisco


Jade Belcher, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Jessica Johnson, CMP, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Kristy Weinshel, MBA, CAE, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Lynne Batshon, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Laure Herzog, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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