Friday, May 1, 2009
Doctors Need Education About Swine Flu
Medical students don't usually learn about swine flu in medical school. How are doctors learning about the appropriate management of infected individuals? Are they delivering the best type of care if they don't know where to do their research? I don't know of any continuing medical education (CME) activity that covers the topic of swine flu. Will they simply rely on common sense and their own personal experience? My hope is that healthcare professionals will leverage the use of mobile technology to learn and to educate patients about swine flu. Otherwise, we'll be reading things on CNN and learning from our mistakes.