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Education/Resources for COVID-19

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by hekinnet hekinnet (New) New

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Hi everyone, I am a registered nurse in an ambulatory surgery center that is currently shut down. I have been looking to bring myself up to speed on the Coronavirus, management plans, safety for medical personnel etc., and I’ve come across some free courses aimed at medical professionals-

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/covid19-novel-coronavirus

Managing COVID-19 in General Practice
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/management-of-covid-19-in-general-practice

I am wondering if anyone has done these or similar courses? Has your workplace provided you with recommendations on relevant courses to do? Are you aware of any central resource that lists courses for medical personnel? What is everyone doing training wise? Thank you for your time!

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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I'm doing a lot through Society of Critical Care Medicine. They have a section that it's members only but also some modules that are open to everyone and aimed at getting nurses and doctors from other areas a little oriented to ICU.

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Kittypower123 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Thank you both for sharing, I'm interested in education about COVID-19 too.

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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I think the reason that COVID educational material is so sparse is because the situation is so rapidly evolving. Things that seemed impossible a few weeks ago (I.e. reusing PPE between patients) have now come to pass. Resources that provide CEUs are particularly lacking, since the credentialing has a bit of a delay; by the time the CEUs are official, the info is probably all out-of-date.

The AACN (American Academy for Critical Care Nurses) has a few pertinent modules on patient management. They aren't COVID-specific, but they include information about ARDS (the diagnosis of people who become critically-ill with COVID).

Usually you have to pay for AACN modules, but right now a handful of their modules are free to everyone. I think the free CEUs include topics like infection prevention, ARDS, ventilation modes, and proning ARDS patients.

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RainMom has 7 years experience.

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My facility sent this out to everyone to brush up for those staff that do not typically care for critical pts.

http://covid19.sccm.org/nonicu.htm

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Thank y'all for your feedback!

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