Nursing: Coronavirus (COVID-19) 101 for Nursing Professionals

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About the Course

Coronavirus, caused by COVID-19, is a rapidly developing disease.  As this disease continues to expand and engulf communities across the United States, it is critical that healthcare professionals become informed of the national standards of care provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorative agencies.  This course provides the latest standardized information that is known about the identification, care, and prevention of the disease.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • List the three coronaviruses that have surfaced around the world in the past decade.
  • List three major symptoms that are associated with COVID-19.
  • Discuss the current testing techniques for COVID-19.
  • List the personal protective equipment that should be used when caring for a patient suspected to have or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Discuss what an individual should do if they believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19. 
  • List at least four things you can do to decrease the risk of getting COVID-19.
  • Discuss what should and should not be done when caring for a COVID-19 positive individual at home.

About the Author:
June Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN

Dr. Thompson has a long history of working in emergency care and in the community.  She holds a doctoral degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and health services administration.  Dr. Thompson has held academic positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Texas, and the University of New Mexico.  She is currently the Lead Nurse Planner for Elite Healthcare. 

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