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ACGME issues guidance statement regarding coronavirus, resident training

Residency Program Insider, February 21, 2020

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As of February 21, more than 76,700 cases of coronavirus infections and more than 2,200 deaths related to the virus have been reported, according to CNBC. The ACGME has issued guidance about the conduct of GME regarding the clinical care of patients potentially infected with the viral disease.

Although only a few physicians have experience treating patients with coronavirus, the ACGME expects that all residents, fellows, and faculty members who provide care to patients potentially infected with the disease be fully trained in the treatment and infection control protocols and procedures of their healthcare setting. Furthermore, it is expected that any resident or fellow providing care to those patients have an appropriate level of supervision based on the clinical circumstance and their level of training.

The ACGME encourages residency programs and sponsoring institutions to continue to monitor the CDC’s website regarding the virus.

Source: ACGME
 



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