We are all facing different and difficult challenges as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to support you in this time of uncertainty, here is a compilation of courses to fight out.
- #1.Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
- #2.COVID-19 Contact Tracing
- #3.COVID-19 – A clinical update
- #4.Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
- #5.Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out
- #6.COVID-19: What You Need to Know (CME Eligible)
- #7.Managing Supply Chain Disruption During COVID-19
- #8.Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty
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Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. I will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. My sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you.
In this course we will cover:
1.1 Introduction and Overview
1.2 Understanding the Anxiety Response
1.3 The Necessity of Strategies to Manage Anxiety
1.4 Achieving Relaxation: A Skill We All Need to Learn Now
2.1 Why Watching the News is Addicting and How to Manage Your Consumption
2.2 The Critical Art of Mental Distraction to Crowd Out Stressors
2.3 How We Think About Physical Distancing and Explaining it to Our Children
3.1 The Effects of Isolation
3.2 Some Strategies to Make Isolation More Tolerable
3.3 The Importance of Social Connection in a Physical Distancing World
4.1 The Need to Guard Against Depression: The Importance of Control
4.2 Bring it Together: Practice Makes Proficient
4.3 Invitation to Suggest Additional Videos
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.
In this introductory course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from person-to-person and why contact tracing can be such an effective public health intervention. Students will learn about how contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. The course will also cover several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Finally, the course will identify some of the most common barriers to contact tracing efforts — along with strategies to overcome them.
What you will learn:
- Describe the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the presentation of COVID-19, and evidence for how it is transmitted.
- Demonstrate the utility of case investigation and contact tracing, identify common barriers, and possible strategies to overcome them.
- Define an infectious contact and timeline for public health intervention through contact tracing.
- Present some ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.
As an expert in infectious diseases, editor of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and author of the textbook Infectious Diseases: A clinical short course, McGraw-Hill April 2020, I have been concerned about the misinformation being shared about the COVID-19 epidemic. How did this disease develop? Where did it come from? How does it cause diseases?
The answers to these questions will be answered in the first video of module 1. The world has been startled and frightened by the rapid spread of this virus throughout the world. In Video 2 the epidemiology as presently understood is reviewed. This video will be periodically updated recognizing the rapid progression of the pandemic.
Many want to know how does this disease present, what are the symptoms associated with COVID-19? How dangerous is COVID-19? Who is at risk of dying? All these questions are answered in Video 3. And finally how is this disease best treated and how can we slow the spread of the infection? These questions are answered in video 4. In addition to the videos, multiple-choice questions are included to test your understanding and there is an epidemiology peer-reviewed exercise designed to teach you how this infection is spread and to show the power of the tracing of cases and isolating those who are infected. The second peer review exercise will encourage you to create a campaign to shift your countries culture to embrace behaviors that can lead to suppression of the epidemic, behaviors that will save lives. After completing this course you will be armed with the knowledge and skills to make a difference and help to bend the curve.
What will you learn :
- Understand how this coronavirus invades respiratory epithelial cells, grows in the nasal passages, and spreads to alveoli to cause hypoxia.
- Recognize the clinical symptoms of COVID-19 disease and be able to diagnose this disease
- Describe what makes this coronavirus so infectious, how it has spread quickly throughout the world, and how best to stop its spread.
- List the recommended treatments for COVD-19, as well as the treatments under investigation
This course aims to provide managers and developers of contact tracing programs guidance on the most important indicators of the performance of a contact tracing program and a tool that can be used to project the likely impact of improvements in specific indicators. Students who complete the course will be proficient in using the Contact Tracing Evaluation and Strategic Support Application (ConTESSA) to estimate the impact of their contact tracing program on transmission and strategizing about how to increase their program’s impact. A secondary audience for the course will be decision-makers interested in knowing more about the characteristics of effective contact tracing programs, and strategies to improve.
The course is designed for individuals who are already leading contact tracing programs who have significant experience with epidemiology and public health. We strongly recommend completing this course on a laptop or a desktop rather than a phone as you’ll need to complete worksheets and open the course and the application simultaneously.
What will you learn:
- Identify and calculate metrics and indicators that can be used to measure the impact of contact tracing programs
- Strategize about how to improve the impact of contact tracing programs
- Use an interactive decision support tool to quantify the potential impact of testing and contact tracing strategies on reducing transmission.
- Understand underlying assumptions used by the tool to estimate the impact of contact tracing programs
This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.
The COVID-19 epidemic has made many people want to understand the science behind pressing questions like: “How many people have been infected?” “How do we measure who is infected?” “How infectious is the virus?” “What can we do?” Epidemiology has the tools to tell us how to collect and analyze the right data to answer these questions.
In addition to a basic understanding of these essential tools, this Teach-Out provides a way for you to learn and connect with one another while continuing to practice the social distancing measures that will help keep us safe. We also hope to provide you with some tangible calls to action that will help you affect positive change for yourself, your community, and our society.
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of infections and thousands of deaths, with many more anticipated. This course is a go-to resource that will be regularly updated with all of the current information put forth by the CDC, WHO, and other leading agencies and covers the basics, personal protective equipment, diagnostics, and other material. As a healthcare professional, you can earn CME credit and help to #RaiseTheLine by becoming prepared to treat COVID-19.
What will you learn :
- Recognize the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19
- Apply into practice the public health measures we need to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19
- Identify how COVID-19 has spread around the world
In this course, you will learn about why and how supply chains become susceptible to disruption. We will examine this by discussing supply-side and demand-side issues, primary supply chain flows, complexity, risk management, and a combination of solid theoretical supply chain perspectives and current real-world stories. You will learn about the structural, relational, and operational factors that come into play during a supply chain disruption and the mechanisms for the effective management of these factors. Your understanding will be enhanced through examples from manufacturing and health contexts, and the PPE supply chain disruption during COVID-19.
What will you learn :
- To recognize the basic functions of a supply chain, and key supply chain activities
- To recognize the primary supply chain processes affected during a disruption, and the primary causes of a disruption
- To recognize various supply chain risk types and categories of disruption
- To understand key best practices for preparing for, responding to, and mitigating supply chain disruption
We are all facing different and difficult challenges as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to support you in this time of uncertainty, the University of Pennsylvania is sharing this free and unique version of Dr. Karen Reivich’s “Resilience Skills” course from the Specialization Foundations of Positive Psychology.
Learn how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life with Dr. Karen Reivich. In this course, you are exposed to the foundational research in resilience, including protective factors such as mental agility and optimism. Several types of resilience interventions are explored including cognitive strategies; strategies to manage anxiety and increase positive emotions such as gratitude; and a critical relationship enhancement skill. Throughout the course, you will hear examples of individuals using resilience skills in their personal and professional lives.
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