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Grand Rounds: Lessons Learned in the Time of COVID-19: Challenge, Change and Innovation


By Wendy Van Ittersum, MD, Megan Knowles, MD, Katrina Lindsay, PhD, Sarah Rush, MD, Daniel Grossoehme, DMin, MS, William Ott, BSN, RN , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify innovations that came out of the COVID-19 public health emergency specific to direct patient care, research and education. 2. Share strategies and innovations to connect with at-risk populations. 3. Describe unexpected challenges, solutions and potential future directions in each area.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Innovative methods of patient care during the pandemic will improve outcomes of the affected populations.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


All speakers have indicated that they have no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Innovation in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis.  James O. Woolliscroft, MD.  Academic Medicine, April 8, 2020. file:///C:/Users/MXK25487/Downloads/Innovation_in_Response_to_the_COVID_19_Pandemic.97219.pdf

LCME Update on Medical Students, Patients, and COVID-19: Approaches to the Clinical Curriculum.  March 20, 2020.