Atrium Health Answers Important Coronavirus Questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Atrium Health has experts answering questions about the coronavirus.

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Dr. Katie Passaretti, MD, medical director of Infection Prevention at Atrium Health

  • Can you give us an overview of where things are now and what should we expect in this phase?
  • What is “best behavior” for people right now to help slow the spread of coronavirus?
  • What are your thoughts on home quarantine efforts, and do you think that is the inevitable next step for our area?
  • There’s been a lot of chatter about the shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment. What can you share about this?
  • Any thoughts on how people can help healthcare providers at this time?
  • How will this pandemic change the face of medicine moving forward?
  • What does this attention in the field of infectious disease do for this type of medicine?
  • How are healthcare workers are stepping up in this time of need?

James Clark, Director, Emergency Management at Atrium Health, who is considered an expert on logistics and preparedness planning.

  • What goes into the planning for a pandemic?
  • What does it look like to go from planning to execution?
  • How does a massive healthcare system cascade updates, key messages, and information in a timely way?
  • How is it that your team can go from disaster relief to pandemic relief- what makes your team so nimble and able to provide care so thoroughly?

Dr. Troy Leo, vice chief of adult cardiology, Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

  • How is Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute preparing as COVID-19 evolves?
  • Why are heart patients at greater risk?
  • How can family members be supportive if they have a loved one with heart disease?
  • Will research or clinical trials be affected by coronavirus?
  • How can the general community help protect Sanger’s patients?
  • Any tips for heart patients on how they can stay healthy?
  • As people practice social distancing, how can they remain heart-healthy during this time?