Section Name Description
Module 1: Lesson 1: COVID-19 The Basics URL Introduction to COVID-19

This introductory video training was created and presented by Jacqueline Christianson, MSN, FNP-C, and was begun as she was working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City as a registered nurse practitioner in April 2020, a NYC peak time of COVID-19. Please begin this course by viewing the video posted below as it provides an overview of the discussions in the course.

 

 

URL How Coronaviruses Work

Wacht the entire video.

URL Overview of COVID-19: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, and Transmission

Read the entire webpage.

URL Special Populations

Read the entire section on Special Populations, click on the subsections (Pregnancy and Post-delivery, Children, Transplant) on your left and read ALL the provided content.

URL Clinical Manifestations, Risk Factors, and Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Pregnancy: Living Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Read the entire webpage

URL Pathophysiology, Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Read the entire article.

URL COVID-19: Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Features

Read the entire page.

Module 1: Lesson 2: Initial Considerations for Frontline Healthcare Workers URL Rural Communities

Read the entire page to learn about considerations for COVID-19 response un rural communities. Explore the links at the end of the page to look for relevant information in your area of expertise.

URL Facility Readiness Assessment for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Read the entire document to learn about how to evaluate your facility readiness for COVID-19.

URL Considerations for Integrating Infection Prevention and Control into National Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Read the entire document to learn more preparedness and response planning for COVID-19

URL Community Mitigation

Watch the video and read the entire page. You can click on the links to find relevant information in your area of expertise.

URL Home care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and management of their contacts

Read all the document

URL Minimising Nosocomial Infections in the NHS

Read the first four pages in detail, then skim through the pictures on the remaining pages.

URL COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

This resource is oriented for healthcare workers in managerial positions or workers that are involved in response planning. Download and read the sections that are relevant to your area of practice.

Module 2: Lesson 1: Physical Protection for Healthcare Workers URL Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

CDC recommendations for decontamination of facepiece respirators.

Read the entire article. 

URL N-95 Respirator Extension of Use and Reuse

The article recommends practices for extending the use and reuse of N-95 respirator masks.

Read the entire article. 

URL Persistence of Coronaviruses on Inanimate Surfaces and their Inactivation with Biocidal Agents

This article communicates the importance of and methods for surface decontamination of coronaviruses.

Read the entire document.

URL Infection Prevention and Control During Health Care when COVID-19 is Suspected

This document, produced by the World Health Organization, discusses infection prevention and control strategies for COVID-19. 

Read the entire document.


URL Optimizing Supply of PPE and Other Equipment during Shortages

Read the entire web page, click on each protection element in the list

URL OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
OSHA's guidelines on workplace practices for front-facing workers caring for both confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients.

Read the entire document. 
Module 2: Lesson 2: Mental Health Protection for Healthcare Workers URL Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Outbreak

This article lists methods to manage the stress that healthcare workers experience and strategies to deal with medical and personal demands.

Read the entire document.

URL Six Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

Read the entire page.

URL Ethical Guidance for Pandemic Nursing

This is a free webinar presented by Sigma Theta Tau on ethical frameworks and challenges experienced by health care workers in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the name of the webinar provided above. You will be taken to the registration screen. Enter your registration information into the fields on the registration screen and click “register”. You will then be directed to the webinar. View the entire presentation.



Module 2: Lesson 3: Primary Prevention by Immunization Against COVID 19 URL Prevention and Prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Read the entire webpage

URL COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Click on "Summary" in the website's header and read the entire site to learn about different stages of vaccine development. Then click on "Vaccine pipeline" on the header to read about different vaccines and their current stage of development.

URL Immunogenicity and Safety of a Recombinant Adenovirus Type-5-Vectored COVID-19 Vaccine in Healthy Adults Aged 18 Years or Older: a Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Trial

Read the entire article.

URL Evaluation of the mRNA-1273 Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2 in Nonhuman Primates

Read the entire article

URL Safety and Immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2: a Preliminary Report of a Phase 1/2, Single-Blind, Randomised Controlled Trial

Read the entire article.

Module 2: Lesson 4: Additional Precautions URL Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

Read the entire article.

URL Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007)

Read the first table of the website, and then read categories IA and IB from each of the following tables.

Module 3: Lesson 1: Risks Factors for Contracting COVID-19 URL Modifiable and Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for COVID-19: Results from UK Biobank

This study classifies demographic, lifestyle, socioeconomic, and clinical factors in modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for COVID-19.

Read the entire document.


URL Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Among Patients in the Oxford Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre Primary Care Network: a Cross-Sectional Study

This resource evaluates risk factors for COVID 19 infection.
Read the entire article.

URL People at Increased Risk

Click the links "older adults", "people with medical conditions", and "medical conditions evidence table" and read its content. You can explore other links of this page to learn about groups that need extra precautions.

URL Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with Cancer and COVID-19

Read the entire page

Module 3: Lesson 2: Screening and Evaluation URL Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

    This article discusses priority evaluation for persons suspected to have COVID-19.

    Read the entire article. 

    URL Evaluating the Accuracy of Different Respiratory Specimens in the Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring the Viral Shedding of 2019-nCoV Infections

    This study explores the accuracy of various laboratory tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19. 

    Read the abstract and discussion sections of the article. For additional, optional learning, read the entire article.

    URL Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

    Read the entire webpage

    URL Contact Tracing

    Read the entire page that has useful information to provide guidance to your patients and other people that have been exposed to the virus.

    URL Clinical Spectrum of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

    Read the entire webpage.

    URL Modeling the Onset of Symptoms of COVID-19

    Read the entire document.

    URL Symptom Clusters in Covid19: A Potential Clinical Prediction Tool from the COVID Symptom Study App

    This resource is a pre-print from the King's College in London that proposes six symptom clusters that could be used as a potential clinical prediction tool. Read the entire article.

    Module 3: Lesson 3: Additional Testing URL Johns Hopkins COVID- 19 Guide

    Read the section of the article labeled "CLINICAL". You can access this section by opening the link provided and clicking the word "CLINICAL" on the left-hand side of the screen.

    URL Absolute Lymphocyte Count is a Prognostic Marker in Covid‐19: A Retrospective Cohort Review

    Read the sections Abstract and Discussion.

    URL Can We Predict the Severity of COVID-19 with a Routine Blood Test?

    This article provides an overview of the association of markers in routine blood tests with the severity of COVID-19.

    Read the entire article.

    Module 4: Lesson 1: Available Therapy for Treatment of COVID-19 URL Pharmacologic Interventions

    Read the entire webpage.

    URL Antiviral Drugs That Are Approved or Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19

    Read the entire section on Antiviral Therapy, click on the subsections (Remdesivir, Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine Plus Azithromycin, Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Other HIV Protease Inhibitors, Table 2a. Potential Antiviral Agents Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19: Clinical Data to Date, Table 2b. Characteristics of Potential Antiviral Agents Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19) on your left and read ALL the provided content.

    URL Immune-Based Therapy Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19

    Read the entire section on Immune-Based Therapy Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19, click on the subsections (Blood-Derived Products, Immunomodulators , Table 3a. Immune-Based Therapy Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19: Clinical Data to Date, Table 3b. Characteristics of Host Modifiers and Immune-Based Therapy Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19) on your left and read ALL the provided content.

    URL Adjunctive Therapy

    Read the entire section on Adjunctive Therapy, click on the subsections (Antithrombotic Therapy, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Concomitant Medication) on your left and read ALL the provided content.

    URL Azithromycin in Addition to Standard of Care Versus Standard of Care Alone in the Treatment of Patients Admitted to the Hospital with Severe COVID-19 in Brazil (COALITION II): a Randomised Clinical Trial

    Read the abstract

    URL Drug Treatments for Covid-19: Living Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

    This living systematic review and network meta-analysis compare the effects of treatments used for COVID 19
    Read the sections: Abstract, Effects of the Interventions, and Discussion.

    URL Strengthening Immunity Through Healthy Lifestyle Practices: Recommendations for Lifestyle Interventions in the Management of COVID‐19

    Read the entire article to understand recommendation specific evidence‐based lifestyle intervention measures that should be considered in the management of COVID‐19.

    Module 4: Lesson 2: Oxygenation and Ventilation URL Oxygenation and Ventilation

    Read the entire webpage.

    URL Oxygenation and Ventilation of COVID-19 Patients

    The American Heart Association provides four training videos regarding the oxygenation and ventilation of COVID-19.

    Please view each of the four trainings: 


    Module 1: Non-invasive Support Overview
    Module 2: Airway Management
    Module 3: Ventilation Equipment
    Module 4: Ventilation Management


    View the training presentations by clicking the triangle-shaped play button in the middle of each training image.



    URL Ventilator Management: Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses Course

    This 60-minute webinar on ventilator management for non-ICU nurses is free for both members and non-members of the American Nurses Association. 

    To enroll, click the name of the webinar provided above. You will be taken to the registration page. 

    Complete registration for the webinar by checking the box for the first presentation titled Ventilator Management: Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses Course and fill in the registration information fields. Finally, click the grey “register” button at the bottom of the registration fields and view the training. 

    URL COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources

    The American Association of Critical Care Nurses offers this free course on the management of ARDS and severe respiratory distress/failure, along with ventilator references.

    Complete this course by clicking on the name of the course (provided above). You will be directed to the screen that introduces the course. Please click the blue “get started” button on the introduction screen. You will then be directed to the first module of the course.

    Module 4: Lesson 3: Rapid Sequence Induction Medications File Rapid Sequence Induction Quick Guide

    This brief resource quickly reviews the procedure for rapid sequence intubation. 

    Read the entire document.

    File Illustrated Guide for Rapid Sequence Intubation

    This guide explores rapid sequence intubation for providers in settings with limited staff and supplies. 

    Read the entire document. 

    File Rapid Sequence Intubation for Adults Outside the Operating Room

    This resource explores the procedure of rapid sequence intubation outside the operating room. 

    Read the entire document.

    Module 4: Lesson 4: Complications of COVID-19 URL Brigham and Women's Hospital COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines

    This treatment guide is extensive and contains clinical guidelines for the care of COVID-19 patients across the entire disease spectrum and various healthcare settings. You became familiar with this resource in the previous lesson. In this lesson, you will focus on the complications that COVID-19 patients experience and care guidelines for healthcare workers. 

    Review the resource, focusing on the information related to hematological, neurological, and respiratory complications. 

    URL Scientific Evidence for Conditions that Increase Risk of Severe Illness

    This resource will help you understand what medical conditions increase a person’s risk of severe illness from COVID-19 according to the evidence.

    Read the entire webpage

    URL Triage to ICU

    Scroll down and read from the title "Triage to ICU" to the end of the page

    URL Care of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19

    Read the entire webpage.

    URL General Considerations

    Read the entire webpage to understand the most important complications of the COVID-19 infection.

    URL Factors associated with COVID-19-related death using OpenSAFELY

    This large cohort study reviews the factors associated with COVID-19-related death
    Read until the section Methods.

    URL The Pathogenesis and Treatment of the ‘Cytokine Storm’ in COVID-19

    A Journal of Infection pre-proof.

    URL Factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients.

    Read the entire document.

    URL Change in the Incidence of Stillbirth and Preterm Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Click on 'Download PDF', and read the entire article

    URL COVID-19 Critical Illness Prediction Tool (COVID-GRAM)

    Explore the calculator

    URL ROX Index to Predict Risk of Intubation

    Explore the calculator

    Module 4: Lesson 5: Comprehensive Treatment Protocols URL NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
    The National Institutes of Health provides regular updates on COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
    Read the entire section "What's New in the Guidelines" and read through the sections of information that pertain to your area of services within the healthcare field.
    URL Brigham and Women's Hospital COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines

    This treatment guide is extensive and contains clinical guidelines for the care of COVID-19 patients across the entire disease spectrum and various healthcare settings. 

    Familiarize yourself with this resource by reading through the list of content provided on the left hand side of the screen. Read through the sections of information that pertain to your area of services within the healthcare field.

    URL COVID-19 Treatment Guidance

    This treatment guide is extensive and contains clinical guidelines for the care of COVID-19 patients across the entire disease spectrum and various healthcare settings. 

    Familiarize yourself with this resource by reading through the list of content provided. Read through the sections of information that pertain to your area of services within the healthcare field.


    URL What's New in the Guidelines (Last updated: July 30, 2020)

    Read the entire page to learn about the most recent recommendations and updates for COVID-19 Treatment

    URL Q&As on COVID-19 and Related Health Topics

    What should I do with a pregnant patient? What types of viruses exist? Explore the entire website and links to find answers to these and more common questions about COVID-19.

    URL Management of Cervical Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Challenge for Developing Countries

    Read the entire document

    URL Evaluation and Management Considerations for Neonates At Risk for COVID-19

    Read the entire page

    URL Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

    Familiarize yourself with this resource by reading through the list of content provided. Read through the sections of information that pertain to your area of services within the healthcare field.

    Module 4: Lesson 6: Long-term Recovery URL Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19

    Read the entire article.

    URL Persistent Positivity and Fluctuations of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Clinically-Recovered COVID-19 Patients

    Read the entire article.

    URL COVID-19 Cardiac Injury: Implications for Long-Term Surveillance and Outcomes in Survivors

    Read the entire article.

    Module 4 Assessment: Case Studies URL Covid-19 Rx: Treatment Simulations
    Explore the page and click on a case study to start.
    Module 5: Lesson 1: Consideration of Effort Cessation URL Primary Palliative Nursing for Patients with COVID-19

    This Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association's guide supports the information needs of nurses caring for COVID-19 patients in the acute, post-acute, and community settings.

    Read the entire article. 

    URL COVID-19 guidance on DNACPR and verification of death

    Read the entire page.

    URL European Resuscitation Council COVID-19 Guidelines

    Read the entire document

    URL Recommended Practices to Mitigate Grief

    Scroll down and read from the title "Recommended Practices to Mitigate Grief" to the end of the article.

    URL Statements and resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), CPR and Resuscitation

    Familiarize yourself with this resource and read the section pertaining to your area of work.

    Module 6: Lesson 1: Understanding Scientific Evidence to Improve the Care of COVID-19 Patients URL Types of Study Designs

    Read the entire page

    URL Evidence-Based Medicine: Levels of Evidence

    Read the entire website

    URL 12 Cognitive Biases That Can Impact Search Committee Decisions

    Read the entire document.

    Module 6: Lesson 2: Public Health Responses to COVID-19 URL The UK’s Public Health Response to COVID-19

    Click on the graph and read about different policy responses for COVID-19 around the world. Then read the rest of the document to learn about how experts evaluate the UK's response to COVID-19.

    URL COVID-19 Projections

    Select the countries of your interest and explore the projections based on mandates easing and universal masks use.

    URL A Guide to WHO’s Guidance on COVID-19

    Read the entire webpage.

    URL COVID-19 Facts to Billions via WhatsApp

    This resource provides COVID-19 information for government leaders, health workers, and the public in general in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.