This lecture, presented to staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on 26 March 2020, gives an overview of the coronavirus, transmission, symptoms and treatment of the virus.
Martin Kiernan qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984, and obtained a Master in Public Health in 1997. He currently works as a Nurse Consultant where he is responsible for the infection prevention and control programme for an integrated healthcare provider NHS Trust covering acute and primary care. He manages a team of two specialist nurses, a surveillance nurse, a healthcare assistant and an information officer. A significant part of his clinical duties includes assessment and application of policies and guidelines to ensure optimal clinical practice.