Clinical management

COVID-19 critical care: Understanding and application
University of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
This education resource will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll learn the daily practice for frontline clinical staff supporting critical care patients with and without COVID-19, and how to apply ventilation and organ support principles to the care of a critically ill coronavirus patient. Staff and patient safety are paramount. This resource will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and wellbeing in this high-stress, high-risk environment. You’ll learn about the required PPE and reflect on the practices necessary to emotionally support yourself and your colleagues.

How to put on and remove PPE for COVID-19
World Health Organization
This is a guide for healthcare workers involved in patient care activities in a healthcare setting. It aims to show the type of personal protective equipment or PPE needed to correctly protect oneself. Keeping in mind, PPE is part of a larger infection prevention and control bundle of measures and should be implemented as part of a multimodal strategy of management of COVID-19 patients. Only clinical staff who are trained and competent in the use of PPE should be allowed to enter the patient’s room.
AlbanianArabic | English | French | Macedonian | Portuguese | Thai

Covid-19: manejo da infecção causada pelo novo coronavírus
O curso, em português, é dividido em 3 módulos e é direcionado a profissionais de saúde. O primeiro introduz conceitos e informações básicas sobre o vírus e formas de transmissão; o segundo traz informações sobre o manejo clínico nas unidades de atenção primária; e o terceiro sobre o manejo clinico na atenção hospitalar.

Online microlearning activities on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures in relation to COVID-19
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The short activities provide guidance on the application of non-pharmaceutical countermeasures and include five sessions.

Clinical care of severe acute respiratory infection
World Health Organization
A hands-on practical guide to be used by healthcare professionals involved in critical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal) human infection due avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, nCoV or other emerging respiratory viral epidemics.
English | French | Russian | Spanish | Indonesian | Portuguese | Vietnamese

COVID-19: Effective nursing in times of crisis
Johns Hopkins University
On this course, you’ll explore the issues involved for nurses working with low resources, and what you can learn from nurses in crisis zones. You’ll discover how to lead during the COVID-19 pandemic, what palliative care currently looks like, and how we can work towards recovery. 

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Prevention & control

Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control
World Health Organization
The fundamental principles of emerging respiratory viruses, in particular COVID-19, and how to respond to an outbreak effectively.
Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | English | French | Hausa | Hindi | Hungarian | Indian Sign Language | Indonesian | Macedonian | Odia | Persian | Portuguese | Russian | Serbian | Spanish | Swahili | Turkish | Vietnamese | Urdu

Infection prevention and control (IPC) for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization
Information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility. This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Macedonian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Serbian | Spanish | Turkish | Vietnamese

COVID-19 diagnostics and testing
FIND and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Get the latest recommendations on COVID-19 diagnostics and testing, and how to improve testing capacity in low-income settings.

Standard precautions: Environmental cleaning and disinfection
World Health Organization
In this course, you will learn the role of an IPC professional in environmental cleaning and understand how cleaning and disinfection prevent contamination of the health care environment.

Decontamination and sterilization of medical devices
World Health Organization
The processes of sterilization and decontamination are complex, requiring specific infrastructure, equipment and process. In this course, which is divided into two parts, you will learn about the overall procedure for managing decontamination and sterilization of medical devices.

COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
World Health Organization
This 3-module learning package introduces the context for the need for a coordinated global response plan to the COVID-19 outbreak. It provides the required guidance to implement the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response. These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP).
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Indonesian | Russian | Portuguese

Introduction to Go.Data – Field data collection, chains of transmission and contact follow-up
World Health Organization
Go.Data is a field data collection platform focusing on case data (including lab, hospitalization and other variables though case investigation form) and contact data (including contact follow-up). This briefing package provides an orientation to the purpose, benefits and utilization of Go.Data, consisting of 7 modules with a narrated walkthrough of the key features of the Go.Data web-based platform and mobile application.
English | Spanish

ePROTECT Respiratory Infections
World Health Organization
A general introduction to Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) and basic hygiene measures to protect against infection.  
Albanian | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | English | French | Indonesian | Macedonian | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish 

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Ethics & community engagement

Research in Global Health Emergencies: Ethical issues
The Global Health Training Centre
Based on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, this training module explores core ethical issues that arise during research in global health emergencies, and highlights how they sometimes go beyond those covered in traditional research frameworks.

Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care
The Global Health Training Centre
This 7-module course offers comprehensive training exploring the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policymakers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures and Extreme Events Research
Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado
This Training Module introduces users to Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and offers guidance on how to work with the IRB to ensure ethical extreme events research.

Communicating during global health emergencies
Rollins School of Public Health and CDC: Division of Global Health Protection
This course introduces basic concepts and principles of communicating during a global crisis or emergency.  It explores why communication during an emergency is different and the importance of adapting emergency messages to the needs of affected populations. This course is free to audit, without access to assessments.

Crisis & emergency risk communication webinars
CDC: Emergency preparedness and response
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training can help responders and public health professionals prepare to communicate in an emergency. CERC trainings are based on lessons learned during public health emergencies, evidence-based practices from the fields of risk and crisis communication, and psychology.

Cultural competence in hazards and disaster research
Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado
This Training Module focuses on culturally competent research and offers guidance on how hazards and disaster researchers can build cultural competence.

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Mental health

COVID-19: Psychological impact, wellbeing and mental health
Maudsley Learning and The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trus
Explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level.

Anxiety in children and young people during COVID-19
University of East Anglia
Learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Helping young people manage low mood and depression
University of Reading
Explore practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

Disaster mental health
Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado
This Training Module focuses on mental health outcomes associated with disasters, with a particular emphasis on risk factors over time that make certain populations vulnerable to poor disaster mental health outcomes.

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