COVID-19 Clinical Training Resources

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Educational resources for clinical training in response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 Specific Educational Tools

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Courses

Coursera Offerings

World Health Organization (COVID-19) Online Training

Additional courses

Mini Curriculum

Ethics

Ethics

GIS / Mapping

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Podcasts

Former CDC Director Tom Frieden

  • Podcast with Senator Bill Frist, MD (28:37)
    Coverage on the 2019 novel coronavirus, a global crisis that has come to the United States. Dr. Tom Frieden,  Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2009 – 2017, is a global expert on pandemics who led CDC efforts to halt the Ebola epidemic of 2014 – 2016.
  • Council on Foreign Relations podcast Why It Matters (34:19)
    The worldwide spread of the new coronavirus has pulled back the curtain on the vulnerabilities of our interconnected world. Now we are left asking some basic questions. What lessons have we learned so far?
  • Pandemics, Preparedness, and Markets: Council on Foreign Relations 1 hour session for business (59:37)
  • Panelists discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including effects on the markets and how individuals and companies can protect vulnerable populations.

Harvard Health Publishing

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

NPR

School of Public Health: Health in All Matters

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Simulations

M Simulation:

Intubation VR (best experienced on iPhone)

Videos and webinars

PPE Educational Material videos

Videos

Webinars

Keep Teaching Weekly Webinars

Infectious diseases and outbreaks

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History of infectious disease

History of infectious disease

  • Milestones in Infectious Disease History (32:39) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    In this lecture, meet some of the people who developed the tools to identify microorganisms, the means to pinpoint the source of a disease, the vaccinations to prevent them, and the drugs to treat them.
  • Six Decades of Infectious Disease Challenges (30:58) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox:
    Track the history of infectious diseases decade by decade: the easily cured childhood illnesses of the 50s, the diseases spread by risky behaviors in the 60s, and the outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in the late 70s, followed by the tragedies of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, in the 80s and 90s.
  • Influenza: Past and Future Threat (31:32) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    Despite being a common disease, the flu is responsible for some of the deadliest pandemics of all time. Explore two important biological aspects of influenza-antigenic drift and antigenic shift-to understand why changes in viruses can have such a huge impact on disease prevalence.

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases

  • The Dynamic World of Infectious Disease (31:22) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    Dive into the fascinating stories behind three notorious diseases: bubonic plague, malaria, and polio. See how scientists of the time were able to discover the causes of these diseases and develop effective treatments. Also, learn why infectious diseases are still a pressing issue for our society, despite our advances in science and technology.
  • Viruses: Hijackers of Your Body's Cells (31:77) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    Zoom in to see a particle 100 times smaller than bacteria: the virus, which can replicate inside living cells. Follow the life cycle of a virus as you see what viruses like HIV and Ebola do to host cells. Meet two germs that fall between bacteria and viruses-the spirochete and rickettsia.
  • Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (30:50) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    The outbreak of Ebola in 2014 in West Africa became an international crisis in a matter of weeks-even traveling across the ocean to the United States. Explore deadly emerging and reemerging diseases that continually challenge our detection and response abilities.

Outbreaks

Outbreaks

  • Outbreak! Contagion! The Next Pandemic! (35:12) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox
    Using your newly acquired infectious disease knowledge, look into the future and discern what the next pandemic might be-one that would reach all continents quickly, be difficult to treat, be extremely deadly, and perhaps threaten the very survival of the human race!
  • Can We Overcome Pandemics? (7:11) - Bloomberg
    When tackling pandemics from the black death to now the coronavirus, there are some things we need to think about.

Pathology

Pathology

Risk Communication

Risk Communication

  • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication
    There are modules here that apply to leaders from public relations, public health administration and emergency responder professionals from several backgrounds regarding how to respond during any public health emergency.  Anthony Fauci usually demonstrates these principles well in all briefings. The CERC manual begins by defining six principles of effective crisis and risk communication. These are 1) be first, 2) be right, 3) be credible, 4) express empathy, 5) promote action, and 6) show respect.

Zoonoses

Zoonoses

  • Germs Leap from Animals to Humans (32:32) - UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox Zoonosis
    Seventy percent of infectious diseases originate from wildlife. Why are new diseases-such as bird flu and swine flu-so prevalent, and how are these exotic diseases being transmitted from animals to humans? Learn how to protect yourself from these diseases, including two you can get from your cat.

Infection control and prevention

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Isolation, Quarantine and Containment

Isolation, Quarantine and Containment

Self-precautions

Self-precautions

  • MDH Handwashing
    Hand hygiene is a term used to cover both hand washing using soap and water, and cleaning hands with waterless or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Hand Washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection.
  • Standard precautions: Hand hygiene - WHO (1 hour course)
    Most health care-associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right times and in the right way. The WHO Guidelines on hand hygiene in health care support hand hygiene promotion and improvement in health care facilities worldwide and are complemented by the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy, the guide to implementation, and implementation toolkit, which contain many ready-to-use practical tools. This module has been prepared to help summarize the WHO guidelines on hand hygiene, associated tools and ideas for effective implementation.
  • CDC Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings
    To prevent the transmission of respiratory infections in healthcare settings, the following infection control measures should be implemented at the first point of contact with a potentially infected person. They should be incorporated into infection control practices as one component of Standard Precautions.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Healthcare workers and systems in emgencies

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DEI during COVID-19

DEI during COVID-19

  • The COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Crisis Action Strategy Guide
    This publication by Dr. Damon Williams addresses the need for making culturally relevant decisions during the COVID-19 crisis. While understanding that we are each dealing with our own issues, we must keep asking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion questions, at every point, to ensure we are reaching and serving our most vulnerable and marginalized populations. Recommendations are presented for maintaining community and belonging while we continue to build inclusive learning environments. Read the publication here.
  • Resources on Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19 and Disproportionate Outcomes for Marginalized Groups
    The National Academy of Medicine’s Culture of Health Program has compiled a list of resources on health equity in the context of COVID-19.
    Holding Space for Students
    This resource was developed by the Appalachian State University Inclusive Excellence Team to help faculty develop supportive classroom spaces for students during difficult times. The document goes into detail about what holding space for students looks like in practice and serves as a helpful guide for faculty that are experiencing a classroom environment change. Read the document here.
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Access While Teaching Remotely
    This article from Rice University offers strategies to address the issue of equitable access to the learning environment. The article goes into detail about how faculty and instructors can ensure that all students have access to the materials they need to succeed in the course when the learning contexts are rapidly changing. Tips from the article range from ensuring access to technology to adapting an asynchronous course model to accommodate students' schedules. Read the article here.
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association COVID-19 Resource Page
    Includes information for frontline workers, children, caregivers, and other general workforce resources

Healthcare workers self-care

Healthcare workers self-care

Vulnerable populations and emergency preparedness