Healthcare & Self Care During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Episode 16

Healthcare & Self Care During Coronavirus

In Episode 16, Erin Everett, NP-C, welcomes back friend and colleague Michelle Sariev, NP, to the show. During the episode, the two discuss the important topic of self care during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The two cover ways to reduce stress, taking advantage of Telemedicine visits, and the risk of COVID-19 for HIV Positive patients.

About This Episode

In episode sixteen of Exclusively Inclusive, Erin Everett, NP-C, welcomes back friend and colleague Michelle Sariev, NP, to the podcast to discuss important topics of Healthcare & Self Care During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Michelle had previously appeared on Episode 5 of the podcast when she discussed Preferred Gender Pronouns.

During the episode, the two primary care Nurse Practitioners and certified HIV Specialists discuss ways they’ve been personally coping, and recommending to their patients, with stress and the new life restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Among the ways to reduce stress include taking walks, reading, cooking, spending more quality time with the family, journaling, and consuming news less frequently.

Further on in the episode, Erin and Michelle talk about the role and availability of Telemedicine visits for primary care patients, and the importance of continuing to see your primary care provider during the Coronavirus pandemic, especially if the patient has chronic ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disease, HIV, or the need for dialysis.

Rounding out Episode 16, the two discuss risk factors for contracting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and how HIV/AIDS patients are not necessarily at greater risk simply because they are HIV positive. So long as the patient’s CD4 counts are in a stable range, the HIV positive patient should be at the same amount of risk as any other person. Erin also plugs her previous episode on HIV Prevention, Transmission, Testing, and Treatment at the end of the episode.

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