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[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 3)

Professor David Wilkinson – Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University, general practitioner, public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist – returns for the third webinar in our ongoing series to provide an informed clinical update and advice on the current COVID-19 situation.

We are here to support medical professionals facing these challenging circumstances. Each week, we will hold two webinars + Q&A with expert guidance to assist you in navigating this evolving international public health situation from a clinical and business point of view.

Watch the full webinar recording now:

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Questions addressed by Professor Wilkinson during the webinar:

  1. When you say staff should wear face masks, do we mean clinical (doctors and nurses) or admin staff as well?
  2. I guess it goes back to the issue of the asymptomatic transmitter?
  3. Does someone quarantined in a Sydney hotel for 14 days have to quarantine again when they travel back to Brisbane? Are they able to go to a drive-through respiratory clinic to be tested on the way to the home that they live in, so that not all that live in the home have to self-isolate for 14 days?
  4. For skin cancer clinics, should we leave the BCC and only excise SCC and melanoma?
  5. I’ve read a bit about the symptoms of diarrhoea and loss of smell. Should we add these to our screening questions to patients?
  6. Is there a view that children should be discouraged as attendees accompanying since there is evidence they may be the main source of asymptomatic carriage and transmission?

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