Features, Evaluation, and Treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It has had a catastrophic effect on the world, resulting in more than 6 million deaths worldwide. It has emerged as the most consequential global health crisis since the era of the influenza pandemic of 1918. As the virus mutates, treatment guidelines are altered to reflect the most efficacious therapies. This activity is a comprehensive review of the disease presentation, complications, and current guideline-recommended treatment options for managing this disease.

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  • Identify the etiology and epidemiology of COVID-19.
  • Describe the clinical features and radiological findings expected in patients with COVID-19.
  • Summarize the recommended treatment options for patients with COVID-19.
  • Outline interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to care for patients with COVID-19 to help improve clinical outcomes.


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