Level 1 = This fundamental material is intended for a broad audience of learners, of multiple cadres, who may provide care for patients with severe or critical illness, but may have little or no experience caring for severe or critically-ill patients and are usually not the primary decision maker for guiding care.
Level 2 = This intermediate material is intended for a more advanced audience of learners than level 1, with some experience caring for patients with severe or critical illness, and may not be essential for all practitioners who provide this level of care.
Level 3 = This advanced material is intended for an audience with significant experience caring for patients with severe and critical illness, including those who guide care decisions these patients.
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By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· explain the COVID-19 care pathway, including screening, isolation, acuity-based triage and patient release from the pathway;
· describe the integrated interagency routine facility triage tool and its application to adult and pediatric triage;
· describe key elements in designating a resuscitation area in an emergency unit;
· use the WHO medical emergency checklist in the management of a seriously ill patient;
· relate the components of the ABCDE systematic approach to the acutely ill patient;
· list the components of the SAMPLE history;
· explain the structure, organization and application of the ABCDE systematic approach for the acutely ill patient;
· identify key causes, signs and symptoms and management for: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and shock and altered mental status; and
· discuss special considerations and management differences for the acutely ill paediatric patient presenting with: acute airway obstruction, difficulty in breathing, poor perfusion and altered mental status.
Experts from the USAID STAR-UCSF COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group present a webinar on infection prevention and control.
The information and resources presented here do not constitute medical consultation. This content is intended to be educational in nature and is not a substitute for clinical decision making based on the medical condition presented by individual patients. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all information contained herein is current and accurate by using published references. Data on the topic of COVID-19 respiratory care is rapidly evolving. Manufacturers’ documentation must be referenced prior to the use of any equipment. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of any institutions.
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute Implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and University of California San Francisco.
The webinar is available in English, French and Spanish.
Severe acute respiratory infections treatment centre: practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health care facilities.
- Describe the components of care during COVID-19, with special focus on clinical nursing care.
- Describe and implement procedures to minimise contamination and transmission of COVID-19 in any nursing and respiratory support activities.
- Discuss indications and procedures for non-invasive respiratory support.
- Monitor patients on non-invasive respiratory support, describe troubleshooting and solutions related to respiratory support activities.
- Apply patient care principles during and when exiting care with an emphasis on caring for patients post extubation and discharge from ICU to general wards
By the end of these courses, learners should be able to:
1. define leadership as it applies to the roles and responsibilities of the IPC focal person;
2. Describe how the three factors of successful implementation—context, innovation, and recipients—define a framework for improving IPC activities
3. Define leadership as it applies to the roles and responsibilities of the IPC focal person
This free, comprehensive, interactive online training course was created by Lifebox to support healthcare worker training in personal protective equipment (PPE) use. The course was designed to have relevance to providers in all practice settings, including those where resources may be variable.
This dashboard summarizes the latest guidelines from select leading authorities and institutions (WHO, CDC, NIH, IDSA, ESICM & more) and provides direct links to full guidelines and the evidence behind them.
This document describes the medical devices required for the clinical management of COVID-19, including: oxygen therapy, pulse oximeters, patient monitors, thermometers, infusion and suction pumps, X-ray, ultrasound and CT scanners as well as personal protective equipment.
Many patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection require hospitalization, but most can be cared for at home. HP+ developed a new visual guide, COVID-19 Home-Based Quality Care: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Workers, to help healthcare workers educate patients, their families, and other household members on how to care for patients at home and prevent transmission of the virus. The guide also provides healthcare workers with information on caring for special conditions and identifying the need for timely referral to a hospital.
While written for healthcare workers, the guide is equally useful for personal use or when caring for a household member with COVID-19.
The guide is available for download in Spanish and English from the HP+ website as well.
By the end of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Describe types of test for COVID-19 and compare their advantages and disadvantages
2. Perform appropriate technique for nasopharyngeal swab testing
3. Prepare for broad-based viral testing in facilities
By the end of these courses, learners will be able to:
1. Identify proper needle handling technique and disposal
2. Describe what to do if a needle-stick injury does occur
1. A Generic COVID-19 exercise to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities
2. A Health facility & IPC SimEx that aims to examine the implementation of IPC strategies
3. A Point of Entry (POE) SimEx to examine and strengthen your existing plans, procedures and capabilities for managing COVID-19 cases in international travel
4. An Urban COVID-19 SimEx to discuss critical issues in urban environments
By the end of these courses and videos, learners will be able to:
1. Describe proper technique of hand washing
2. Understand importance of glove use and hand hygiene
By the end of these courses, learners should be able to:
1. Identify the sources of waste at a health care facility and describe best practices for collecting and managing health care waste
2. Describe standard precautions to keep environmental services workers safe and explain function and use of cleaning agents and disinfectants
3. Describe the various methods of disinfection and sterilization and the workflow layout for appropriate handling
1 hour course