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COVID-19: The Importance of Staying Informed

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is currently marching around the globe, is having a massive effect on people, industries, events and economies.

Although mixed messages and conspiracy theories are throwing a wrench in the works of the public health response, there is plenty of evidence-based information available for both laypeople and healthcare professionals so to stay well-informed.

For nurses and other medical providers working on the front lines, knowledge is certainly power.

Science is Key

When worldwide healthcare crises strike, science is the key to understanding and responding in a rational manner.

As of the time of this writing, the scope of COVID-19 has yet to have made as devastating of a health impact in Australia as it has in countries like China and Italy. That said, a smaller number of confirmed cases may not adequately reflect the actual figures due to a short supply of testing material in Australia (Kanus & Doherty 2020).

In that sense, even in a country with less confirmed cases than others, vigilance and a focus on prevention and containment are absolutely prudent.

A variety of excellent resources are regularly emerging as global health experts combine forces to inform the worldwide community about the scope of the pandemic. One example is a data-rich, interactive real-time global map of confirmed cases, deaths and other salient statistics being constantly updated by research staff at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.

Delivery
Title
COVID-19: The Importance of Staying Informed
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Infectious disease, Professional Practice Issues
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
25-Mar-2020
End Date
25-Mar-2023
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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