Webinar "Management of the COVID-19 pandemic in healthcare personnel PSMar Hospital (Barcelona-Spain)"

Webinar COVID 19

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020.    Time: 13:00 h. (Spain time) Language: Spanish

Participants: Consol Serra, Head of Servicio the PSMar Occupational Health Service and director of CiSAL. Rocío Villar, Associate Physician of the PSMar Occupational Health Service  and researcher at CiSAL. Ana Beltrán, MIR R4 of Occupational Medicine PSMar and Martina Lupia, MIR R1 of Occupational Medicine PSMar

Moderator: Fernando G. Benavides, Senior researcher at CiSAL.

Organized by: Center for Research in Occupational Health (CISAL)-IMIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra.- Barcelona (España)

COVID-19​ (acronym from english for coronavirus disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was first detected in the Chinese city of  Wuhan (Hubei province) in December 2019. Having reached more than 100 territories on March 11,2020, the  World Health Organization declared it a pandemic. The relative control of the pandemic is being achieved on two pillars, dedication of health workers (doctors, nurses, auxiliaries, stretcher-bearers, maintenance, etc.), along with the massive monitoring of confinement by the population. The latter is possible due to the equally extraordinary dedication of workers to essential activities (cashiers, bakers, police, street sweepers, etc.). All of which is having a high cost in terms of the health of both groups of workers. In this sense, the protection of health and the prevention of occupational, biological and psychosocial risks must be a priority if we want to achieve full control of the pandemic, at the lowest possible cost.