Grand Rounds - July 31, 2020
"COVID Update" and "
Contact Tracing Strategies: Oregon and COVID-19"


Shira C. Shafir, Ph.D., MPH, Director, MPH for Health Professionals Department of Community Health Sciences, Director of Field Internships Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Jill Johnson, RN, Deschutes County Health Services Communicable, Disease Programs Supervisor

Video begins at approximately 0:14.

Objectives (COVID-19 update):

  1. Describe the current state of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
  2. Understand what is currently known and unknown from the rapidly evolving literature on SARS-CoV-19
  3. Explain updated understanding on the pathophysiology of the virus and how it affects multiple body systems
  4. Describe updates on drug and vaccine testing

Objectives (COVID-19 Contact Tracing Strategies in Oregon):

  1. Discuss the Public Health role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through case investigation and contact tracing.
  2. Understand COVID-19 prevalence in the Central Oregon Region and contributing factors.
  3. Describe how syndromic surveillance may provide an early indicator of changes in COVID-19 infections

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

The period to claim credit for this activity expires one year after its original publication. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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