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[PODCAST] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 1)

In this podcast, Professor David Wilkinson – Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University, general practitioner, public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist – provides a clinical update and advice on the current COVID-19 situation.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are here to support medical professionals facing challenging circumstances on the frontline. Each week, we will hold two webinars/podcasts + Q&A with expert guidance to assist you in navigating this rapidly evolving international public health situation from a clinical and business point of view.

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Questions addressed by Professor Wilkinson during the podcast:

  1. Are people engaged in sexual relationships (especially casual relationships) particularly at risk?
  2. Should we continue with our skin cancer practices? Is skin cancer management considered an essential service?
  3. Does wearing a mask in clinic help to protect medical staff from infection?
  4. I am a 70-year-old doctor in good health. Should I continue seeing patients?
  5. What do we do when we run out of gowns in our practice?
  6. Do you have any recommendations for when we should do blood pressure or physical examinations?
  7. Do we need to wear gloves and masks?
  8. When do you foresee a vaccine becoming available?
  9. How can we practice social distancing while conducting a full skin cancer check?
  10. How are we going to achieve social distancing in a consulting room?
  11. What are the clinical features?
  12. Are we as GPs expected to make ourselves available to respective state health departments to work in the COVID-19 space instead of continuing in our private practices?
  13. How long do we advise patients to isolate / stay off work with upper respiratory tract infections symptoms in view of COVID-19?

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