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.


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 and PPE | March 5th
Episode 3: Testing and Surge Planning | March 12th
Episode 4: Diagnostic Testing Part 1 | March 19th
Episode 5: PPE Conservation & Shortages | March 26th

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Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness | Live: March 5th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

The webinar, Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness, 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 | Live: March 29th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

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. Attendees can submit questions in advance as well as during the webinar. The goal is to enable as much sharing of ideas as possible as we are all in this together. SHEA appreciates everything each of our members are doing to respond in their community to COVID-19, thank you.

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


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


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


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