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COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe and all providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize, and treat patients with novel coronavirus infection. This rapid-fire, self-paced course focuses on the critical information required to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following completion of this short course physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have a unified, evidenced-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19.

There is one session available:

18,004 already enrolled! After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts Oct 15
Estimated 2 weeks
1–10 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

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Learning modules are broken into short (<10 minute) videos presented in straightforward language. This allows providers to learn at their own pace and time. Topics include symptoms and signs in patients with COVID-19, early stabilization of patients, prevention of the need for intubation, and ventilator management of patients. The best evidence and guidelines are summarized while accompanying handouts provide written learning points and links to online references. Additionally, simple infographics are available for providers to utilize within their care facilities to educate and promote optimal care across their entire institution.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Recognize early and late clinical signs of COVID-19 infection in patients
  • Correctly apply, remove, and reuse appropriate personal protective equipment based on COVID-19 exposure risk
  • Systematically assess and provide immediate stabilization to undifferentiated sick patients
  • Perform a rapid bedside assessment of a dyspneic patient
  • Utilize bedside ultrasound to evaluate for COVID-19
  • Obtain and interpret key diagnostic tests in COVID-19 patients with dyspnea
  • Appropriately position and provide supplemental oxygen to patients with dyspnea
  • Administer oral and inhaled therapeutics in COVID-19 patients
  • Safely administer high-flow nasal cannula and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
  • Correctly provide bag-mask ventilation using naso- and oropharyngeal airways
  • Recognize the need for and perform endotracheal intubation
  • Administer appropriate sedative and paralytic medications for intubated patients
  • Apply optimal initial ventilator settings in COVID-19 patients
  • Troubleshoot common clinical scenarios with patients on ventilators
  • Assess and wean clinically improving patients off of ventilators

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will I learn how to manage patients in respiratory distress?

Yes. The course covers early stabilization with oxygen and non-invasive ventilation, prevention of intubation using proning and other bedside maneuvers, and early ventilator management in patients.

Does the course cover using personal protective equipment (PPE)?

Yes. Appropriate use of PPE is presented and controversies in PPE are discussed.

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