Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Initial approach to the acutely ill patient

 
COVID-19
Infection Prevention Control
Facilities & Triaging
Respiratory Failure

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.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
6h
English

Medical Gas Piping Systems Safety

 
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Oxygen supply

This visual aid resource on medical gas piping systems safety is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

Medical Oxygen Fire Risk

 
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Oxygen supply

Visual aid resource of mitigation measures for medical oxygen fire risk. This resource is intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

WHO Covid-19 Clinical Care Bundle

 
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Oxygen supply

This visual aid resource is related to the WHO COVID-19 Living Clinical Management Guidance and WHO Living Guidelines for Therapeutics and COVID-19. It is to be used by health workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

Oxygen Cylinder Safety

 
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Oxygen supply

Visual aid resource intended for health workers and all personnel managing medical oxygen.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

Severe acute respiratory infections treatment centre

 
COVID-19
Facilities & Triaging
Infection Prevention Control
Facility preparedness
Respiratory Failure
Resource–variable settings

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.

L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool v4.0

 
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Oxygen supply

This resource provides technical details and methodological explanations on the structure of the COVID-19 Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool (ESFT). The purpose of this document is to allow users to trace and understand the calculations, assumptions, and limitations of ESFT and modify these assumptions for different contexts or use cases.

L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

WHO’s Science In 5 On COVID-19: Medical Oxygen

 
Respiratory Failure

WHO expert, Dr. Janet Diaz, answers questions on COVID-19 and the essential medicine treatment of oxygen. Dr. Janet Diaz discusses how oxygen is used and why there is a shortage of it in some countries in this short video.

L1
By WHO / OMS
English

Recursos para detección y diagnóstico de COVID-19 (OPS/OMS)

 
COVID-19
COVID-19 Diagnostics

- Directrices de laboratorio
- Información y criterios para la priorización de pruebas diagnósticas
- Implementación de la prueba rápida de detección de antígenos para COVID-19
- Interpretación de resultados
- Nota Técnica: Caracterización genómica del SARS-CoV-2 y variantes circulantes en la Región de las Américas
- Orientaciones para la selección de muestras de SARS-CoV-2 para caracterización y vigilancia genómica

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
Español

Clinical management of patients with COVID-19 – Rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19

 
COVID-19
General Intensive Care
Rehabilitation
Respiratory Failure

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the role of rehabilitation in the management of impairments resulting from COVID-19;
- Describe the etiology of a range of rehabilitation-related impairments in COVID-19;
- Know who and when to assess for rehabilitation needs;
- Provide education and advice to patients and their families; and
- Advise on strategies to help patients and their families manage their impairments.

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Atención básica de emergencia: abordaje de lesionados y enfermos agudos

 
General Intensive Care
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Resource–variable settings

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), en colaboración con el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) y la Federación Internacional de Medicina de Emergencia (IFEM, por sus siglas en inglés), elaboró este curso de atención básica de emergencia para los proveedores de servicios médicos de primera línea que manejan situaciones agudas potencialmente mortales con recursos limitados.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
Español

WHO-ICRC Basic Emergency Care Course: approach to the acutely ill and injured

 
General Intensive Care
Clinical Assessment & Triage
Respiratory Failure
Adult Respiratory Failure
Resource–variable settings

Developed by WHO and ICRC, in collaboration with the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, Basic Emergency Care (BEC): Approach to the acutely ill and injured is an open-access training course for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute illness and injury with limited resources.

L1
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

Precauciones básicas: Higiene de las manos

 
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Occupational health & safety

Objetivos de aprendizaje:
- describir la higiene de las manos
- reconocer los 5 momentos para la higiene de las manos;
- abordar el uso de guantes y la higiene de las manos

L1
By WHO / OMS
Español

Salud y seguridad ocupacional para profesionales de la salud en el contexto de la COVID-19

 
COVID-19
Health worker well-being
Health Worker Psychosocial Health
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Supplementary Resources

Al finalizar este curso, los participantes deberán ser capaces de:
- describir los riesgos ocupacionales más frecuentes para la salud y la seguridad a los que están expuestos los profesionales de la salud durante su respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19;
- describir los derechos del personal de salud a trabajar en unas condiciones dignas;
- describir cómo aplicar medidas para proteger su salud y su seguridad y proponer activamente las mejoras
- obtener acceso y usar los servicios de apoyo para la protección de la salud y la seguridad del personal de salud.

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
Español

COVID-19: Cómo ponerse y quitarse el equipo de protección personal (EPP)

 
COVID-19
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
Español

Leadership & programme management in Infection Prevention & Control

 
Infection Prevention Control
Facilities & Triaging
Facility preparedness

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

L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Lista de dispositivos médicos prioritarios para la respuesta a la COVID-19 y especificaciones técnicas conexas

 
COVID-19
COVID-19 Diagnostics
COVID-19 Therapeutics
Supplementary Resources
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Respiratory-Specific PPE
Respiratory Failure
Resource–variable settings

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) creó esta lista de referencia de dispositivos médicos básicos y prioritarios para la respuesta al COVID-19.

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
Español

Priority medical devices list for the COVID-19 response and associated technical specifications

 
COVID-19
COVID-19 Diagnostics
COVID-19 Therapeutics
Supplementary Resources
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Respiratory-Specific PPE
Respiratory Failure
Resource–variable settings

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.

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English
Español

Clinical management of patients with COVID-19 – General considerations

 
COVID-19
COVID-19 Therapeutics

By the end of this modules, you should be able to:
- use ethical principles to develop critical resource allocation considerations, for use during COVID-19;
- utilize practical tools to maintain quality of care for patients during a pandemic
- describe palliative care techniques applicable to COVID-19 care;
- identify different types of referral systems;
- explain the basic tenets of safe interfacility transfer

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Injection and needle safety

 
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Occupational health & safety

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

L1
By WHO / OMS
English

COVID-19 Simulation Exercise

 
COVID-19
Infection Prevention Control
Facilities & Triaging
Facility preparedness

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

L3
By WHO / OMS
English
Español
Chinese
العربية
Français
Português

Hand Hygiene Brochure: Why, How, and When

 
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Occupational health & safety
L1
By WHO / OMS
English

Hand Hygiene Course & Brochure

 
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Occupational health & safety

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

L1
By WHO / OMS
English

Facility infection prevention control: disinfection and waste management

 
Infection Prevention Control
Facilities & Triaging
Facility preparedness

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

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Standard precautions: Environmental cleaning and disinfection

 
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC

1 hour course

Standard precautions, cleaning and disinfection by WHO
L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Hypoxemia Management Plan: A Visual Aid

 
Respiratory Failure
Monitoring and Diagnostics
L1
By WHO / OMS
English
By WHO / OMS
English
العربية

Course on occupational health and safety for health workers in the context of COVID-19

 
Health Worker Psychosocial Health
Health worker well-being
Infection Prevention Control
Healthcare Provider IPC
Occupational health & safety

Module 1: Infectious risks to health and safety
Module 2: Physical risks to health and safety
Module 3: Psychosocial risks to health and safety
Module 4: Basic occupational health and safety in health services.

L1
L2
L3
By WHO / OMS
English

Pulse Oximetry Training Manual

 
Respiratory Failure
Monitoring and Diagnostics
Pulse oximetry
L2
By WHO / OMS
English

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