The purpose of this course is to provide physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals an overview of the emerging human coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, including background epidemiology, clinical features, mode of transmission, epidemic potential, and the clinical and public health measures recommended to limit the spread of infection and control the outbreak. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Differentiate between the common, ubiquitous strains of human coronavirus and novel (outbreak) strains with respect to epidemiology, modes of transmission, spectrum of illness, and public health implications.
2. Characterize the clinical and public health experience gained from the two prior novel human coronavirus epidemics, SARS and MERS, and how that informs our understanding and response to the current outbreak.
3. Provide current health and travel advice to persons returning from or needing to travel to China.
4. Access and implement guideline recommendations for clinical assessment, diagnostic testing, appropriate isolation precautions, and monitoring of a patient with exposure to or illness from the 2019 novel coronavirus.
This 2-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.
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Good, but unnecessary
The Covid-19 outbreak of 2020 was a scary time, but it was blown out of proportion by some people and by our government. This is a good book, but I just disagree with saying that the coronavirus was as bad as the media said it was. All of the fatalities were people over 60 and with health problems. If anyone hasn’t noticed, Tom Hanks had the coronavirus, and guess what? He was healthy and he is just fine. What’s so different between the coronavirus and influenza? Why do we all need to hoard toilet paper and pasta? Come on people, get the common sense to notice that the coronavirus is just another thing that people are making sound a lot worse than it actually is.