Clinical Dialogue: Current Evidence and Controversies in COVID-19: Discussion on Best Practices Amid Changing Evidence

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians are placed in a difficult position of staying abreast of the ever-changing landscape of complexities that this virus presents. To support PAs’ understanding of COVID-19, this activity provides an overview of the epidemiology, virology, and clinical features of COVID-19. Recommendations for managing patients with COVID-19 as well as testing and interpreting lab results are also discussed. Considerations for the management of special populations are addressed and guidance for transmission prevention is provided for both healthcare providers and the general public.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the PA should be better able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology, virology, and clinical features of COVID-19.
  • Discuss prevention strategies for COVID-19.
  • Summarize criteria for testing and interpretation of laboratory results.
  • Outline treatment strategies for diagnosed COVID-19.