•Professor Ntobeko Ntusi, Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, provides insights and guidelines from Infectious Disease Experts and Specialist Clinicians in the Department, as well as contributions from the global community that are deemed relevant to our circumstances.
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Professor Graeme Meintjies - From the Frontlines - Encounters with a novel disease, clinical insights and management of COVID-19
On Thursday 11th June 2020, Professor Graeme Meintjes gave a Webinar on what we have learnt as clinicians: insights, how it has manifest in the clinical context and what we have experienced in terms of hospital preparedness.
Professor Marc Mendelson: Recommendations for PPE
Professor Marc Mendelson has prepared an educational video for Health Care Professionals demonstrating safe donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE), that aligns with the guidance provided by the NICD:
Mask Safety: Recommendations for the Public
What constitutes an effective cloth mask? How should we put it on, and take it off? Professor Marc Mendelson, UCT, gives direction.
Personal Protection Equipment and Swabbing
Dr Tari Papavarnavas, Division of infectious diseases, Groote Schuur Hospital, UCT, provides a training video that shows trolley preparation, donning of personal protective equipment (PPE), swabbing, doffing of PPE in the event of seeing or testing a patient thought to be COVID-19 positive
“During the pandemic, the COVID-19 ECHO clinics were a highlight of our academic outreach efforts, involving all Divisions of the Department of Medicine, as well as International Speakers. As the accompanying summary shows, more than 11,000 participants registered for these seminars from from 47 countries on 5 continents – demonstrating the reach and power of networking and the multiple benefits of connectivity. Our gratitude is expressed to Project ECHO of the University of New Mexico for extending the Liver Unit’s “Viral Hepatitis in sub-Saharan Africa” ECHO license and to the organisers of this very successful series from our Department: Professors Wendy Spearman, Mark Sonderup and Graeme Meintjes”.
Professor Ntusi, Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT. Cape Town, South Africa.
The recordings are made available each week on this site within 3 days of the meeting having been held.
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