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COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers

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A course to prepare all providers to recognize, stabilize, and treat patients with COVID-19.

Audience: Clinical staff

Languages: English; French; Hindi; Portuguese; Spanish

Format: Videos; Readings; Quizzes

Key topics: COVID-19 key features; Clinical assessment; Diagnostic assessment; Early treatment; Advanced treatment; Ventilator management

All providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize, and treat patients with COVID-19. After completing this short course, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have an evidence-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19, including those who are critically ill.

Learning modules are broken into short videos that are richly illustrated and compelling. The course is self-paced, and providers can schedule their learning to fit with their schedules. Topics include symptoms and signs in patients with COVID-19, early stabilization of patients, preventing the need for intubation, and ventilator management. The best evidence and guidelines are summarized while accompanying handouts provide written learning points and links to online resources. Simple infographics are available for providers to utilize within their care facilities to educate and promote optimal care across their entire institution.

This course was created in partnership with Stanford's Department of Emergency Medicine.

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"Absolutely excellent. Relevant and a must-do for every healthcare professional worldwide. You will learn skills that are fully transferrable beyond the scope of COVID-19."

— Coursera learner

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All materials are free for use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license. 

Note: All of our content is produced using the best evidence available at the time of publishing. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:

  • Download all materials through the Digital Medic mobile app for iOS and Android. We recommend this option for learners in settings with limited data and internet connectivity.

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