The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs has compiled just-in-time clinical training resources in response to COVID-19 educational needs.
Most of the resources offered below are derived from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
All resources below have been reviewed and vetted by University of Minnesota content experts. If you have a question about a resource you have found that is not listed below, or would like ideas around how to use a specific resource in your course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- UMN Health Sciences Websites
- GIS / Mapping
- Grand Rounds
- Videos and Webinars
• COVID-19 Contact Tracing, John Hopkins University (5 hours)
• Epidemics, University of Hong Kong (22 hours).
• Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health -University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (29 hours).
• Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases- Penn State (16 hours)
• Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks- University of Pittsburgh (7 hours).• Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out (5 hours) March 31-April 14, 2020.
• Outbreaks and Epidemics - Johns Hopkins University, Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization (5 hours).
• Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 - Imperial College London (19 hours).
• The Challenges of Global Health Duke University, Global Health Institute (10 hours).
World Health Organization (COVID-19) Online Training
• World Health Organization: COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
• World Health Organization: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
• World Health Organization: Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control
• Global Public Health - SDG Academy
• Department of Family Medicine and Community Health: COVID elective
• Department of Medicine: Principles of Disaster Preparedness & Infectious Disease Outbreaks (9 hours)
• Let’s Gear Up to Volunteer and Defy COVID-19 - Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (1 hour)
This program aims to equip volunteers with the knowledge of COVID-19, how it spreads and what precautions are needed to protect yourself and others while you join the fight to stop the spread of this pandemic.
•Let's Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection - Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (1 hour)
This program will provide you with rapid training on key aspects of infection and immunity to empower you in your community-based advocacy on how to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. The course covers the chain of infection, how infectious diseases are transmitted and how to break the chain of infection through concrete preventive actions.
• Ethical Considerations - Crisis Standards of Care
Establishing crisis standards of care requires addressing complex ethical issues. Minnesota’s Ethical Guidance emphasizes the importance of equity and the protection of those who are most vulnerable during disasters.
• Hastings Center: Ethics Resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
• COVID-19: Quarantine, Containment and Mitigation (1:06:18): UMN Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Susan Kilne, MD, MPD, March 12, 2020.
• Coronavirus 2019: Another Unforced Error (1:07:20): UCSD Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Robert (Chip) Schooley, MD, March 18, 2020
• American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Coronavirus Disease 2019
• Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre
• New England Journal of Medicine
Cochrane Library Special Collections
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden
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
Todd Ellerin, MD, offers insight and practical information from the front lines in the battle to stem COVID-19. March 20, 2020
School of Public Health: Health in All Matters
• Zooming with SPs in COVID-19 Response (1:02:03): Using Zoom to train Standardized Patients (SPs) and implement formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) with health science students.
Intubation VR (best experienced on iPhone)
• Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic - American Academy of Family Physicians
Videos and Webinars
• COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians (11:46) - American Medical Association, (Ongoing), (April 27, 2020)
• COVID-19 Pandemic: A View from New York State (1:04:34) - Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), (April 2, 2020)
• The Epidermology and Economics of Coronavirus (3:41:21) - (March 30, 2020) - Sustainable Development Solutions Network
• Optimization Strategies for Healthcare PPE (59:11) - CDC, (March 25, 2020)
•What Coronovirus Symptoms Look Like Day by Day - Science Insider (3:17), (March 18, 2020)
• Coronavirus 2019: Another Unforced Error (1:07:20) - UCSD Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Robert (Chip) Schooley, MD, (March 18, 2020)
• Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations (59:20) - CDC, (March 13, 2020)
• COVID-19: Quarantine, Containment and Mitigation (1:06:18) - UMN Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Susan Kline, MD, MPD, (March 12, 2020)
• Coronavirus update with Anthony Fauci, MD - March 2020 (34:44) - JAMA, (Mar 6, 2020)
• Coronavirus: what is it and how do we prepare for it? ((57:03) - New America, (Mar 3, 2020)
• The coronavirus outbreak: tracking COVID-19 (1:02:28) - Harvard webinar (Mar 2, 2020)
• Healthcare systems preparedness for COVID-19 (54:32) - CDC webinar, (Feb 18, 2020)
• Ventilator Management: Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses - American Nurses Association, (Ongoing)
• COVID-19 Response Webinar Series - American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (Ongoing)
• Glo Germ, Central Lines & Vents (59:42) - M Simulatin (April 24, 2020)
• COVID-19: Epidemiology and Control Measures, (April 1, 2020)
• The Current COVID-19 Situation and Response Measures in Republic of Korea - Dr. Byungyool Jun and the School of Medicine of CHA University, (April 1, 2020)
• COVID-19 in the US: a confluence of healthcare insecurity, an inadequate social safety net and freckless leadership - Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), Yale School of Public Health, (April 1, 2020)
• Impact of COVID-19 on Chinese Economy and Policy Responses - Yuning Gao, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, (April 1, 2020)
• COVID-19 Vaccines, (April 1, 2020)
• Migrants and Refugees in the COVID-19 Response - Dr. Ozge Karadag Caman and Dr. Yanis Ben Amor, (April 1, 2020)
• Fighting COVID-19 - Jeffrey D. Sachs, (March 30, 2020)
• COVID-19 in Europe: an overview - Antoni Plasencia, MD, PhD, MPH, (March 30, 2020)
• Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil - Nísia Trindade Lima, President, (March 30, 2020)
• Spain: protocol and control measures - Carlos Chaccour, MD, PhD, (March 30, 2020)
• Some Economics of Fighting COVID-19 - Jeffrey D. Sachs, (March 30, 2020)
• Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) Osterholm Update: COVID-19, Episode 1: How We Got Here (46:02), (March 24, 2020)
• What you need to know about the new coronavirus - NYAS, (Mar 12, 2020)
- History of Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases
- Risk Communication
History of Infectious Diseases
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: Milestones in Infectious Disease History (32:39)
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: Six Decades of Infectious Disease Challenges (30:58):
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: Influenza: Past and Future Threat (31:32):
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: The Dynamic World of Infectious Disease (31:22):
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: Viruses: Hijackers of Your Body's Cells (31:77):
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (30:50):
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox Outbreak! Contagion! The Next Pandemic! (35:12):
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.
The Digital Pathology Virtual Microscope Slides allow medical students and allied health professionals to access hematology, body fluids, bacteriology and parasitology microscope slides through an online database for distance learning and enhanced curriculum delivery.
This license is for instructors teaching at a MnSCU or UMN institution and their students. The Unlimited Year Subscription covers an unlimited number of instructors and students for one year. The license fee is $0.00. Licensee must provide the name of their institution as Company and must provide a valid email at their institution.
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.
• UW Infectious Disease Dr. Barry Fox Zoonosis: Germs Leap from Animals to Humans (32:32):
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
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Isolation, Quarantine, and Containment
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.
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)
Isolation, Quarantine, and Containment
• COVID-19: Quarantine, Containment and Mitigation (01:06:18) - UMN Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Susan Kilne, MD, MPD, March 12, 2020.
• The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1 (1:24:43) - National Academy of Medicine & American Public Health Association
• The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2 (1:31:44) - National Academy of Medicine & American Public Health Association
& Systems in Emergencies
- Emergency Preparedness & Planning
- Vulnerable Populations & Emergency Preparedness
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources During COVID-19
- Health Care Worker Self-Care
Emergency Preparedness & Planning
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Triage Tag
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Overview of evacuation / shelter in place / relocation
•. Dr. Ashley Love talks about interprofessional communication during a health crisis - Health Communication Partners
Vulnerable Populations & Emergency Preparedness
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Functional Needs Planning Toolkit
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness Efforts
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Tips for first responders for people with special needs
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Strategies for Inclusive Planning in Emergency Response
• Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition - Minnesota Hospice Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources During COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
Health Care Worker Self-Care
• COVID-19 Stress & Coping Resources (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
• COVID-19 Mental and Behavioral Health Resources (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response)
• Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
• Mitigate Absenteeism by Protecting Healthcare Workers’ Psychological Health and Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic (FEMA’s Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force)
• Disaster Distress Helpline (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
• Skills for Psychological Recovery (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)