'; Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strategic Management and Resource Team helps keep patients safe during COVID-19 – Dr Fundile Nyati

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strategic Management and Resource Team helps keep patients safe during COVID-19

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strategic Management and Resource Team  helps keep patients safe  during COVID-19
Mayo Clinic medical personel in scrubs, white jackets and protective face masks in a hospital corridor having a conversation

In an effort to see patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic developed a Strategic Management and Resource Team, also known as a SMaRT team, to help institute safety measures like universal masking, expanded cleaning protocols and use of virtual visits.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. A. Noelle Larson, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic who serves as her department’s SMaRT representative, explains how orthopedic surgery is safely seeing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Larson also discusses her practice, including the vertebral body tether implant, an innovative treatment for some patients with moderate to severe scoliosis.

Mayo Clinic Q&A is available on podcast platforms including AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcherTuneIn and iHeart


Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting.  Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding along with guidelines and recommendations may have changed since the original publication date.  

Check the CDC website for additional updates on COVID-19. For more information and all your COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.

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