Patients are asking their physicians, “Is it safe to … ?” “Can I safely go to … ?” Yes, there are ways to lower the risk of COVID-19 infection in normal, daily activities. Trish Perl, MD, chief of the Infectious Disease Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Christina Ly, director, TMA Public Health, explain how, as well as what to do if exposed to COVID-19.
Play this program to get talking tips for when your patients ask, and share the Know Your Risk chart to help patients make informed decisions.
Best Bits to Share With Patients
General considerations for engaging in activities
What to look for and what you should do to limit your risk
Clearing up confusion: quarantine vs. isolation, and exposure
What to do if you become infected
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Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program participants should be able to:
Discuss the general principles of determining risk for contracting COVID-19 when engaging in various daily activities;
Apply strategies to lower risks for contracting COVID-19 while engaging in activities; and
Outline the recommendations on what to do if someone has been exposed to COVID-19.ACGME/ABMS Competencies
ACGME/ABMS Competencies This program addresses the following desirable physician attributes: Interpersonal and communication skills and lifelong learning. Recorded: July 24, 2020 Released: Aug. 25, 2020 Expires: Aug. 25, 2023
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring) The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On select courses, the Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.