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Clinical management of patients with COVID-19 - General considerations


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Clinical management of patients with COVID-19 - General considerations


The Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 course series is developed for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course provides crucial knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective quality patient care. Presentations address all aspects of clinical management, including facility preparation and surge planning; health worker infection prevention and control; interfacility transfer; clinical management of mild, moderate, and severely ill patients with COVID-19; special considerations for geriatric, pregnant, and pediatric patients with COVID-19; rehabilitation; and ethics and palliative care.

The course series consists of 6 courses, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest guidance and evidence. Each module contains 5-8 lectures, and each lecture includes a quiz to evaluate knowledge acquisition.





This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.


Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • relate the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic developed and the basic characteristics of the virus;
  • assist with facility pandemic preparations, including surge planning;
  • describe general methods, and identify specific measures, for infection prevention and control in health workers caring for patients with COVID-19;
  • describe the human rights framework, equity and health;
  • 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, including use of the SBAR communication method.

Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes. A Confirmation of Participation certificate is also available for participants who complete at least 80% of the course material.


Free with free OpenWHO account.