Battling a Pandemic in a Large Urban Jail: Correctional Health Response to COVID-19 at the Cook County Jail
In this session, Dr. Zawitz, an infectious disease physician at Cook County Jail, reviews successful strategies for containing COVID-19 from his experience managing one of the first major COVID-19 outbreaks in a U.S. jail.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals caring for incarcerated patient populations.
- Detail the potential public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the correctional setting
- Describe effective COVID-19 testing strategies for screening newly incarcerated persons
- Outline multiple strategies for containing COVID-19 within the congregate setting of a large urban jail
Other Healthcare Professionals
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Completion
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