The COVID-19 pandemic is often described as the 100-year pandemic. Science has compared this virus to the influenza pandemic of 1918. So, what is COVID-19? This course will describe the roots of COVID-19 as well as steps to take to lessen the risk of exposure or infection.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Getting to Know COVID-19
What Is COVID-19?
Where Is COVID-19 Now?
How Is it Spread?
Who Is at Risk?
Protecting Yourself and Preventing Spread
What Are the Symptoms of This Virus?
What if I Think I Have Symptoms or Have Been Exposed?
Section 3: Conclusion
Ed has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, and his areas of expertise are emergency and critical care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, occupational health and safety, and home care. Ed served in several senior nursing leadership roles to include: Emergency Services Director, Physician Practices Director and Administrative Director of Nursing at the executive level. Ed is certified in LEAN Healthcare efficiency fundamentals and tactics which he has successfully deployed over the years in multiple settings resulting in cost savings, improved quality, and patient safety. He earned his Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Staten Island, New York in 1990 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2006. Ed is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 34 years. Disclosure: Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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