Going Viral: Testing, Diagnosis, and Treatment of COVID-19 Series

This five-part podcast series aims to equip PAs and other clinicians with the education and tools to assist in providing patient-centered care in the early recognition, diagnosis, and management of patients presenting in the outpatient setting with symptoms of COVID-19. The series focuses on testing and diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment options including antivirals, steroids, and monoclonal antibodies, and special populations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • List current testing methodologies for diagnosing COVID-19, and discuss the strengths and limitations of each
  • Identify patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms who may be at higher risk for poor outcomes
  • Describe treatments that are available for treating COVID-19 in the outpatient setting including mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications, timing of use, and how each is accessed
  • Diagnose a patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms in the outpatient setting using appropriate diagnostic testing, and prescribe an appropriate therapy based on patient risk and history

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

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