Section Name Description
Module 1: 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 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 1: Risks Factors for Contracting COVID-19 URL Who is most likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2?

This article explores different risk factors for COVID-19 based on data from the RCGP surveillance system.

Read the entire document.


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.


Module 2: Lesson 2: Screening and Evaluation URL Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19

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

    Read the entire article. 

    URL Evaluating Accuracy of Testing Methods

    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.

    Module 2: 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 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 test with the severity of COVID-19.

    Read the entire article.

    Module 3: Lesson 1: Pharmacological treatment URL Johns Hopkins Guide to Available Pharmacological Treatment

    You were introduced to this resource in Module 2: Lesson 2. 

    Briefly review the article a second time, focusing on the section the discusses pharmacological treatment.

    URL Effect of Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Preliminary Report

    The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 therapy (RECOVERY) Trial preprint on how corticosteroids may modulate immune-mediated lung injury and reducing progression to respiratory failure and death.

    Module 3: Lesson 2: Oxygenation and Ventilation 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 ARDS, Ventilator, and Respiratory Distress/Failure Course

    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 3: 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

    Explores the procedure of rapid sequence intubation outside the operating room. 

    Read the entire document.

    Module 3: 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 OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients

    This article discusses the factors that are associated with COVID-19 related hospital death.

    Read the entire article.

    URL Triage to ICU

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

    URL Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 and Treatment

    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.

    Module 3: 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.


    Module 4: 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 Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in acute hospital settings

    Read the entire page

    URL Recommended Practices to Mitigate Grief

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

    Module 5: 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.

    Optional Module: Lesson 1: Mental Health in the Midst of COVID-19 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.



    Optional Module: Lesson 2: A Global Perspective on COVID-19 URL COVID-19: Five Contrasting Public Health Responses to the Epidemic

    This article communicates and contrasts the COVID-19 responses of five countries. 

    Read the entire article.

    URL The UK’s public health response to covid-19
    Read the entire document
    URL COVID-19 Emergency Response – Lessons from China (Part I)

    This podcast includes a conversation with Dr. Cheng, who shares strategies that emergency departments and healthcare systems around the world can implement to prepare for COVID-19 patient surges. Dr. Cheng's recommendations are based on his experiences combating the virus in Wuhan, China.

    Listen to the entire podcast.

    Optional Module: Lesson 3: Resources to stay current URL Up-to-date Outbreak Data

    An interactive map tool with frequently updated data on illness, death, and recovery rates for COVID-19.

    View the information provided in this link.

    URL CDC Weekly Update- May 23, 2020

    Read the entire article.