Mobilizing Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar Description:

Telemedicine is a very broad term used to describe many uses of new technologies in healthcare. The challenges today include equipment, time, and resources to begin a telehealth program in response to COVID-19. This webinar summarizes telemedicine and discusses potential strategies utilizing technologies to assess and care for patients with COVID-19 and other conditions that put them at risk for sepsis. Healthcare providers will be able to apply these telehealth approaches across the continuum of care during this health crisis.

This webinar was recorded on 5/5/2020.

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify telehealth considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss telehealth and various ways to utilize this technology in clinical practice.
  • Review implementations of telehealth in clinical practice responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • List helpful resources to stay up to date on changes related to telehealth.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Edwards Lifesciences for this webinar.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Michael Crosser, MD

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine at KU Medical Center, University of Kansas

Dr. Michael Crosser grew up in the Kansas City metropolitan area and received much of his education nearby.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri in 1998 and his medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2002.  Both his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowships were completed at the University of Kansas, where he ultimately joined the faculty in 2008. Dr Crosser’s clinical and research focus is with adult cystic fibrosis care and he presently serves as the Assistant Program Director at the Adult CF Center at KU.  He has been Section Chief of the outpatient pulmonary medicine clinic since 2009 where current clinic activity includes greater than 40 providers across 3 separate sites.  Additionally, as an appointed member to the University of Kansas Healthcare System’s eIPAC committee since 2013, Dr. Crosser focuses on EMR and other IT support programs and how they influence provider work efficiency, quality, and satisfaction.   

Denton Shanks, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at KU Medical Center, University of Kansas

Denton is a Family Physician and a Medical Director of Innovation, Telehealth, & Informatics within the University of Kansas Health System where he’s championing Virtual Healthcare projects and driving the digital health strategy forward. He’s also an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and works with the Inter-professional Clinic with students and resident physicians. He is active in global health organizations that engage student learners, and helps to promote public health and sustainable continuity primary care around the world. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry, Spanish, and Chemistry at Kansas State University, a Master’s in Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed Family Medicine Residency at Unity Health Care in Washington D.C.

Pamela Nicklaus, MD, FACS

Pediatric ENT Surgeon, Telemedicine at Children's Mercy

Pamela Nicklaus, MD is a practicing pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Kansas. Dr. Nicklaus trained in otolaryngology at the University of Rochester and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. She established the section of pediatric otolaryngology at the University of New Mexico before coming to Kansas City. She founded the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital and ran the program for 10 years. Dr. NIcklaus established the otolaryngology telehealth program at CMH in 2016, and most recently deployed telehealth across the division of otolaryngology at Children’s Mercy Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Downloadable slides
  • Pre-recorded presentation
  • Post-test (80% passing rate)
  • Evaluation

All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.