COVID-19 and Occupational Medicine
University of Washington presents: COVID-19 and Occupational Medicine
February 4, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm
For registration or more information about the event, please visit the event site: https://osha.washington.edu/professional-development/course/webomg02-21
Eric J. Chow, MD, MS, MPH, FACP, FAAP
Infection Disease Fellow University of Washington, Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Hee Yon Sohng, MD, MPH
Physician, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Kaiser-Permanente, Seattle
Geralyn L. McClendon, RN, BSN
Occupational Nurse Consultant Manager and External OMD Consultant Contract Manager Office of the Medical Director, Department of Labor & Industries
Course moderated by Ann Tu, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Over the past few months, evidence has mounted about serious long-term effects of infection. Patients--many of whom have recovered from mild to moderate disease--report symptoms that persist or even develop after the initial viral infection, and are often relapsing and remitting in nature. In one recent report, 60% of recovered noncritical patients studied had persistent symptoms 3 months after discharge*.
With daily increases in the number of cases in the US and worldwide, it is likely that the number of people experiencing long-term symptoms will also continue to grow. Important considerations for the occupational medicine practitioner include: how this syndrome impacts return to work decisions, and claims management if the initial viral disease is work-related.
During this lecture, Dr. Chow will describe the post-viral syndrome—what is known and what is theorized, what is being studied, and potential treatment strategies using a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. Dr. Sohng will present some cases from her occupational medicine practice.
The panel, including Ms. McClendon, will be available for a participatory discussion with the audience.
Continuing education for the activity has been approved.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Please see osha.washington.edu for complete information on the types of continuing education.