15092 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine - Ebola: Lessons Learned at Emory - April 21, 2015
Dr. Jay B. Varkey is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the Emory University School of Medicine. He received his BA in International Affairs and Political Science and graduated with honors from Marquette University in 1998. In 2002, he graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. He was recruited to Emory University in 2009 to become the Director of the Antimicrobial Management Program and a hospital epidemiologist at Emory University Hospital. He is an active teacher and lecturer and is the co-director of the Clinical Infectious Diseases elective for 2nd year medical students and the Global Issues in Antimicrobial Resistance course for public health students. His research interests are focused on improving patient outcomes by optimizing the use of antimicrobials and reducing healthcare associated infections.
In Fall 2014, Dr. Varkey was one of five infectious diseases physicians that provided direct care to 4 patients with Ebola virus disease treated in the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University Hospital including the first 2 patients with Ebola treated in the United States.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians of all medical specialties.
At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
- Describe the key clinical characteristics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
- Recognize the key aspects of advanced supportive care that may improve clinical outcomes in patients with EVD.
- Identify communication tools used at Emory to protect staff and environmental safety while caring for patients with EVD.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.