Overview & Learning Objectives
In this activity Dr Sanjay Kalra discusses methods to prevent and control viral transmission, highlights the need for personal protective equipment and provides advice on counselling patients and their families to prevent the spread of infection.
After watching this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe viral load and transmission rates and their relevance in controlling a pandemic
- Recognize the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to apply and remove it safely
- Recall tools for counselling patients and their families to reduce the transmission of infection
Faculty & Disclosures
Dr Sanjay Kalra
Consultant, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
Dr Sanjay Kalra, DM (AIIMS), FRCP (Edin), has been a consultant endocrinologist at Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India, for over two decades. He serves as Education Editor of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) as well as Deputy Chair of the ISE Working Group on Advocacy and Partnership.
He works to improve endocrine education across the world. As Section Editor, Tropical Endocrinology, of the textbook EndoText, he has spearheaded the global EndoText webinars on clinical cases. Immediate Past President of the Endocrine Society of India (ESI) (2020/21), and Vice-President of South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES), he remains busy in clinical care, patient education, research and medical writing.
He contributes to multiple international journals, including Diabetes Therapy and Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare in editorial roles. He is Executive Editor of the Indian Journal Endocrinology Metabolism (IJEM); from 2011 to 2015, he was also Section Editor, Diabetes, of the Endocrine Society of India (ESI) Manual of Clinical Endocrinology (1st and 2nd editions) and Section Editor, Endocrinology, of the Association of Physicians of India (API) Textbook of
Medicine, 11th edition.
He won the global DAWN Award for best translational research in diabetes in 2009. In his spare time, he finds time to indulge in his favourite hobby, the folk dance bhangra and exercise with the traditional Indian bell-club, the mugdar.
Dr Sanjay Kalra has no interests/relationships or affiliations to disclose in relation to this activity.