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