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Infection Prevention & Control in the Time of COVID-19: Part 2
ESCMID eLearning. N. Petrosillo, E. Presterl, J. P. Stahl, M. Sanguinetti, Ö. Ergönül, H. Rautelin, C. Tsioutis & P. Viale . 04/30/20; 293257
  N. Petrosillo, E. Presterl, J. P. Stahl, M. Sanguinetti, Ö. Ergönül, H. Rautelin, C. Tsioutis & P. Viale
N. Petrosillo, E. Presterl, J. P. Stahl, M. Sanguinetti, Ö. Ergönül, H. Rautelin, C. Tsioutis & P. Viale
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​This webinar is Open-Access (no login required) and was hosted on Thursday 30th April 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 CEST / 16:00 - 18:00 GMT.
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Infection Prevention & Control in the Time of COVID-19: Part 2 
(a joint Webinar by ESCMID, EUCIC, EITaF, IC MJC UEMS, ID UEMS, MM UEMS)

18:00-18:10 Welcome 
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Moderators: 
Nicola Petrosillo (National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy), 
Elisabeth Presterl (Medical University Vienna, Austria) 

18:10-18:30 Are IPC measures an obstacle for caring COVID-19 patients? Jean Paul Stahl (University Grenoble-Alpes, France) 
18:30-18:50 Role of SARS-CoV-2 serology for the surveillance of healthcare workers Maurizio Sanguinetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy) 
18:50-19:00 Q&A 
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Moderators: 
Önder Ergönül (Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey) 
19:00-19:20 Survival and disinfection of SARS-CoV-2 in the healthcare setting Constantinos Tsioutis (European University Cyprus) 
19:20-19:40 Mangement and prevention of COVID-19 in the elderly and in long term care facilities Pierluigi Viale (University of Bologna, Italy) 
19:40-19:50 Q&A 
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19:50-20:00 Conclusions Maurizio Sanguinetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy)

This webinar is endorsed by the Infection Control Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of UEMS.
 
Summary:  Webinar on COVID-19: Infection Prevention & Control in the Time of COVID-19: Part 2
Dr. Hans-Christian Zaun, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor, MULTILEARNING GROUP.
 
This webinar is the second in a series on infection prevention and control presented by @ESMID. The speakers include Prof. Jean Paul Stahl, of the University Hospital, Grenoble, France; Prof. Maurizio Sanguinetti from Rome, Italy; Dr. Constantinos Tsioutis of the European University, Cyprus; and Prof. Pierluigi Viale, of the University of Bologna, Italy. The moderators for the first part half of the webinar are  Prof. Nicola Petrosillo of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy, and Prof. Elisabeth Presterl of the Medical University Vienna, Austria. The second half of the webinar is moderated by Prof. Önder Ergönül of Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Dr. Stahl discusses how IPC measures can become an obstacle to patient care. These include over-abundance of caution, strict protocols, as well as the social consequences that can occur during this pandemic. Prof. Stahl stressed that healthcare professionals must remain vigilant of diagnoses other than COVID-19 during this pandemic, and proper communication both with the patients and families, is imperative.
 
Prof. Sanguinetti continues with the controversial topic of the possible role of SARS-CoV-2 serology diagnostics for the surveillance of healthcare workers. He gives an overview of diagnostic testing for SARS-Cov-2 infection and the possible settings for serological testing. However, he emphasizes that the variance in specificity and sensitivity of these tests, particularly in different contexts of COVID-19 prevalence.
 
The first section of the webinar concludes with several questions for the speakers that include a question to Prof. Stahl on the use of antibiotics and Prof. Sanguinetti about his recommendation on routine testing for health care workers.
The Second half the webinar began with Dr. Tsioutis. He discusses the latest findings relating to the survival of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting in healthcare settings. Dr. Tsiutis concluded by stressing that currently, it is unknown whether the detection of the virus implies transmissibility.
The final speaker, Prof. Viale, discusses the management and prevention of COVID-19 in the elderly and long term care facilities. He begins with the situation in Bologna and the difficulties faced in the long term care facilities that resulted in a high mortality rate among the residents, including the social aims of the facilities, resident behaviour, and management concerns. Prof. Viale reviews emergency interventions taken in these facilities and concludes with recommendations for the future.
Following a question to Dr. Viale on therapeutic approaches and the use of antivirals, the webinar concludes with remarks by Prof. Sanguinetti.
Summary:  Webinar on COVID-19: Infection Prevention & Control in the Time of COVID-19: Part 2
Dr. Hans-Christian Zaun, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor, MULTILEARNING GROUP.
 
This webinar is the second in a series on infection prevention and control presented by @ESMID. The speakers include Prof. Jean Paul Stahl, of the University Hospital, Grenoble, France; Prof. Maurizio Sanguinetti from Rome, Italy; Dr. Constantinos Tsioutis of the European University, Cyprus; and Prof. Pierluigi Viale, of the University of Bologna, Italy. The moderators for the first part half of the webinar are  Prof. Nicola Petrosillo of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy, and Prof. Elisabeth Presterl of the Medical University Vienna, Austria. The second half of the webinar is moderated by Prof. Önder Ergönül of Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Dr. Stahl discusses how IPC measures can become an obstacle to patient care. These include over-abundance of caution, strict protocols, as well as the social consequences that can occur during this pandemic. Prof. Stahl stressed that healthcare professionals must remain vigilant of diagnoses other than COVID-19 during this pandemic, and proper communication both with the patients and families, is imperative.
 
Prof. Sanguinetti continues with the controversial topic of the possible role of SARS-CoV-2 serology diagnostics for the surveillance of healthcare workers. He gives an overview of diagnostic testing for SARS-Cov-2 infection and the possible settings for serological testing. However, he emphasizes that the variance in specificity and sensitivity of these tests, particularly in different contexts of COVID-19 prevalence.
 
The first section of the webinar concludes with several questions for the speakers that include a question to Prof. Stahl on the use of antibiotics and Prof. Sanguinetti about his recommendation on routine testing for health care workers.
The Second half the webinar began with Dr. Tsioutis. He discusses the latest findings relating to the survival of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting in healthcare settings. Dr. Tsiutis concluded by stressing that currently, it is unknown whether the detection of the virus implies transmissibility.
The final speaker, Prof. Viale, discusses the management and prevention of COVID-19 in the elderly and long term care facilities. He begins with the situation in Bologna and the difficulties faced in the long term care facilities that resulted in a high mortality rate among the residents, including the social aims of the facilities, resident behaviour, and management concerns. Prof. Viale reviews emergency interventions taken in these facilities and concludes with recommendations for the future.
Following a question to Dr. Viale on therapeutic approaches and the use of antivirals, the webinar concludes with remarks by Prof. Sanguinetti.

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