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Covid-19 Impact and Response on Health Professions Training

Slides from Weitzman Institute's COVID-19 ECHO recorded on February 17, 2021

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Covid-19 Impact and Response on Health Professions Training

  1. 1. COVID-19 Impact and Response on Health Professions Training February 17, 2021
  2. 2. Continuing Education Credits This activity has been planned and implemented by the Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute and is accredited to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This series is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurses. Please complete the survey – linked in the chat, and emailed to all attendees – to request your continuing education credit A comprehensive certificate will be sent out at the end of the series, May 2021.
  3. 3. This week’s COVID-19 ECHO session is a collaboration with
  4. 4. Disclosure • With respect to the following presentation, there has been no relevant (direct or indirect) financial relationship between the party listed above (or spouse/partner) and any for-profit company in the past 12 months which would be considered a conflict of interest. • The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and may not reflect official policy of Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute. • We are obligated to disclose any products which are off- label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or under investigation (not FDA approved) and any limitations on the information hat I present, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion.
  5. 5. Update: COVID-19 in the United States Stephen Scholand, MD; Infectious Disease Specialist, Midstate Medical Center February 17, 2021 www.
  6. 6. 27,731,625 cases on 2/16/21 with 487,495 deaths COVID-19 in the United States
  7. 7. Steep drop
  8. 8. How many ‘jet liners’? A320 seats 182 passengers
  9. 9. Pressure on Hospital Systems
  10. 10. Strains Threatening the United States • At least 40 States U.K. strain • 1137 total (B.1.1.7 strain): FL (379), CA (186), NY (59), CT (17) • Other strains have arrived: • B.1.351 (S. African strain) – 17 • P.1 (Brazilian strain) – 3 ncov/transmission/variant-cases.html
  11. 11. COVID-19 Vaccinations Across the Nation • As of 2/15, ~38 million people had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine • About 14 million received 2 doses • Averaging ~1.7 million doses/day
  12. 12. Resources Nuvance health 2200+ articles reviewed CDC WHO Johns Hopkins Others
  13. 13. COVID-19 Impact and Response: CHC, Inc. & Tunxis Community College Jaclyn Cunningham – Inter-Professional Student Coordinator, CHC Inc. Dr. Patricia Johnson, EdD, RDH – Professor of Dental Hygiene and Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator, Tunxis Community College
  14. 14. CHC Student & Resident Overview: 2019 • 497 Students and Residents completed their placements at CHC in 2019 • All placements on-site • Capacity concerns (specifically for behavioral health and NP students) • School based placements Disciplines BH Dental Medical Nursing Shadow Non-clinical
  15. 15. CHC Student & Resident Overview: 2020 • 377 Students and Residents completed clinical placements with CHC in 2020 • Very limited site capacity (reserved for medical and nursing placements only) • Remote setup for other disciplines • No school-based or dental placements since March 2020 • Supplemental learning opportunities 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Numer of Students by Site
  16. 16. Academic Partnership with Tunxis Community College • One of our academic partners for over 25 years • Affiliation Agreement considerations • Providing opportunities for students to interact with dental team within other roles at CHC • Considering how preceptor roles are changing during the pandemic when considering alternative placement opportunities
  17. 17. Challenges with COVID • College utilizes community clinical facilities • Ceasing of clinical care from March 2020 until present • Use of other clinical facilities and meeting clinical requirements • Accreditation standards
  18. 18. Opportunities for Learning • Enrichment Learning/Supplemental Learning for non-dental service learning – Specimen support, collection, administrative support – Vaccination distribution
  19. 19. What We Learned • How to start a relationship • How to bridge student learning to other tenants of healthcare – Interprofessional education
  20. 20. COVID-19 Impact and Response: NP Residency Training Program Nicole Seagriff, APRN – Clinical Program Director, Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, CHC Inc. Meg LaPointe, APRN, FNP-C – NP Resident, CHC Inc.
  21. 21. NP Residency Training Program • Pivoting in the time of COVID – Impact on rotations – COVID testing clinics and vaccine clinics – Public health approach – Didactic and telehealth training
  22. 22. NP Resident Perspective
  23. 23. Lessons Learned • Collaboration • Communication • Creativity
  24. 24. Thank You! To learn more about The Path Forward series To view previous COVID-19 sessions: