When: November 10 at 10 AM EST – FREE – RSVP USING THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
In many countries, nursing homes are where most mortality from COVID-19 occurs. It was a tragedy in a number of jurisdictions. In Canada, a whopping 81% of the mortality occurred there. In the US, about 38% of COVID-19 mortality is linked to nursing homes.
There is no way around it: to reduce COVID-19 mortality, it is essential to reduce it in nursing homes, also known as aged care facilities.
COVID-19 is now known to be particularly dangerous for older people, and nursing homes are where there is a large concentration of such people. In addition, these are closed environments, with various staff being involved in the care, so that there are ample opportunities for infections.
But do high levels of mortality from COVID-19 in nursing homes need to be a fatality. The answer is clearly no.
Why, because there are both preventive and therapeutic measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of severe forms of the disease, to reduce the likelihood of significant outbreaks, and to contain outbreaks if they take place.
Nursing homes involve lots of staff, who are also vulnerable to the disease. Accordingly the webinar will also pay substantial attention to the question of prophylaxis and early treatment for nursing home personnel.
To discuss this most important topic, we are pleased to welcome for our webinar to distinguished medical doctors with first hand experience in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes: Dr Robin Armstrong from Texas, and Dr George Fareed from California.
Dr Armstrong and Dr Fareed will discuss very practical measures that can be taken by the management of nursing homes, and the treating general practitioners. Accordingly, this webinar is not only for medical doctors and health professionals involved in nursing homes, but also for managers, board members and any other interested party.
So kindly register in advance for the webinar, which will take place on November 10 at 10 AM EST. Registered participants will receive the login codes to access the broadcast, which will allow for questions to be asked to the speakers.
About Dr Robin Armstrong, MD
Robin Armstrong, M.D. of Friendswood is a hospitalist physician and owner of Armstrong Medical Group. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and a member and former president of the Galveston County Medical Society. Additionally, he is a member of Texas Alliance for Life Board of Directors and former board member of the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. Dr Armstrong provided early treatment to residents at The Resort nursing home in Texas City, following an outbreak. Dr Armstrong received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he also completed his internal medicine residency.
About Dr George Fareed, MD
Dr George Fareed has a distinguished medical career spanning some 50 years. He graduated from the prestigious Harvard Medical School in 1970, held teaching positions at Harvard University, at the University of Nice in France – yes Dr Fareed is fluent in French -, and at the University of California in Los Angeles. His career comprised both extensive research and clinical practice. His research covered aspects such as enzymes for DNA recombination, antigens, AIDS and Cancer. His clinical work covered mostly family medicine, sports medicine and AIDS. He presently practices in Southern California, in Brawley and in El Centro, and he has already treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients since March, at his practice at the Pioneers Health Center in Brawley, and at a nearby nursing home.