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Apr 28, 2020

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


In today’s episode, Dr. Adrian Hyzler, the Chief Medical Officer at Healix International, returns to RIMScast to provide an update on COVID-19.


The last time Justin spoke with Dr. Hyzler was back in February. Since then, a lot has changed regarding the coronavirus and Dr. Hyzler is here to give an update on everything that you need to know as a risk management professional (and as a member of the general public)!


Justin and Dr. Hyzler also discuss how businesses have innovated and adapted since COVID-19, where we are right now in the COVID-19 timeline, tests and current research that looks promising, steps we can take to further protect ourselves at home, and how business leaders should be thinking about their long-term strategies when it comes to the coronavirus.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:51] About today’s episode and special return guest, Dr. Adrian Hyzler.

[1:00] About RIMS Coronavirus Information Center.

[1:13] About the newest RIMS webinar!

[1:47] More about today’s episode and guest.

[2:13] Justin welcomes Dr. Adrian Hyzler back to RIMScast!

[2:19] Dr. Hyzler speaks about his work and some of the current difficulties he’s seeing right now regarding the coronavirus.

[3:55] Where are we right now in the COVID-19 timeline?

[8:35] In his precious RIMScast episode, Dr. Hyzler mentioned the possibility of exhausting the PPE supply. What companies have innovated and pivoted over to PPE production? Have any of them been particularly effective? And are we seeing the impact of their efforts yet?

[11:30] Are there steps we can take within our own homes to further protect ourselves?

[15:26] Are there currently any tests or specific research that Dr. Hyzler is finding to be most effective or promising?

[17:37] Is there any definitive knowledge about whether or not you can ‘catch’ the virus more than once?

[19:50] Would it be okay for someone to make a blood donation after they recover from the coronavirus?

[20:31] How should business leaders be thinking about the coronavirus when thinking about their long-term strategy?

[25:00] Dr. Hyzler gives his parting thoughts for the greater risk management community (and general public)!

[28:25] Justin thanks Dr. Hyzler for joining the podcast and highlights some of the links to check out in today’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy: Coronavirus Advocacy Information

RIMS Advocacy

RIMS Webinar — May 7th: “Emerging Risk Issues with Point of Service Manufacture and Use of 3D Printed Medical Devices”

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

Download any episode of RIMScast.

Dr. Hyzler on RIMScast: “What Risk Professionals Should Know About the Coronavirus with Richard Lewis and Dr. Adrian Hyzler”


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Dr. Adrian Hyzler