Infection Control & Pandemic Plannning Courses

HealthcareSource is delivering free Coronavirus-related training with completion tracking to help healthcare organizations during this critical time.

For organizations without a learning management system (LMS) or their own eLearning content in place today, this offering will help you deliver critical information at scale, giving you the confidence that your staff is trained and able to provide quality care to your patients and residents.  

Read below for an overview of courses available and create an account today to access the free training.


New Course Updates (3/26/20)

HealthcareSource would like to extend our gratitude to our partners AACN, Simplify Training and Lippincott who have donated the following free courses to our public LMS offering:

To date, the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19 are pulmonary complications. This course quickly provides learners with the knowledge and resources to provide essential care to ICU patients with coronavirus.  
 
Learners are immersed in real-world ICU scenarios, while interactive elements encourage the development of safe and effective practices. The course is divided into four modules:  
  • ABG Analysis, Oxygen Delivery, Airway Management, and Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation  
  • Assessing and Managing Respiratory Failure and ARDS 
  • Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: Priorities for Endotracheal Intubation, Tracheostomy Care, Ventilator Settings and Troubleshooting 
  • Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials, Neuromuscular Blockade, Ventilator Weaning, Extubation Priorities, and Preventing Complications from Mechanical Ventilation 
     
Course Objectives: 
  • Utilize a systematic approach to ABG interpretation and provide support for oxygenation and ventilation using a variety of support devices 
  • Provide care for virtual patients with respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) 
  • Explore the different ventilation tubes and how mechanical ventilation is initiated for patients unable to breathe on their own 
  • Manage virtual patients requiring mechanical ventilation using evidence-based practices 

Auto-Assigned Courses in HealthcareSource Public LMS 

The following courses are auto-assigned to learners when they log in: 

General 

  • Airborne precautions 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), putting on 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), removal 

  • Contact precautions 

  • Droplet precautions 

  • Standard precautions 

Available from within Learning Opportunities  

Home Care 

  • Transmission-based precautions, home care 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), putting on, home care 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), removal, home care 

  • Standard precautions, home care 
     

Ambulatory Care 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), putting on, ambulatory care 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), removal, ambulatory care 

  • Isolation precautions, ambulatory care 

  • Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, ambulatory care 


Lippincott Nursing Center Website 

This website has up to date Coronavirus resources such as nursing blog posts, podcasts, journal articles and tools for front line clinicians and medical researchers.
 http://healthclarity.wolterskluwer.com/coronavirus-resources.html 

For most healthy adults, seasonal viruses are not generally life-threatening. But as you’ve seen in the news, respiratory disease pandemics, such as those caused by coronaviruses or influenza, are something else. They often involve new strains of viruses to which people have developed no immunity. These kinds of viruses can spread quickly and widely, and they can pose a major global health threat. That’s why you need to know about acute respiratory illness pandemics and how to prepare for them.  

Course Objectives: 

The main objective of this course is to make you aware of the risks of pandemics, the potential problems we could all face should we be hit with a pandemic, and the precautions you would need to take to keep you, your family, and your patients safe. By the time the session is over, you should be able to: 

  • Describe what a pandemic is 

  • Identify viruses that cause pandemics; recognize symptoms 

  • Prevent the spread of infection 

  • Prepare for and address pandemic 

  • React responsibly if you get sick 


Pandemic Flu Prevention and Response  

The main objective of this session is to make you aware of the risks of flu pandemics, the potential problems we could all face should we be hit with a pandemic, and the precautions you would need to take to keep yourself and your family safe. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand what a pandemic is, recognize the risks, identify flu symptoms, prevent the spread of infection, prepare for and deal with a pandemic at work and at home, and know what to do if you get sick. 

Key Points: 

  • Although pandemics are rare, they can be devastating. 

  • Be prepared to deal with the effects of a pandemic in the workplace and at home. 

  • Make sure you understand the precautions necessary to protect yourself and your family and prevent the spread of infection. 

  • And finally, know what to do if you get sick. 


Other Partner Courses

We are pleased to announce that many of our courseware partners have come together during this time of crisis to provide even greater value to healthcare organizations. As such, the following courses will also be included, complimentary, with every subscription.

Built by Tammy McGarity, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and her team of licensed and working clinicians, the following course is designed for COVID-19 spread prevention. The objectives of the in-service training are to help your staff: 

  • Identify how COVID-19 spreads from person to person  

  • Recognize symptoms of COVID-19 

  • Distinguish PPE required for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 

  • Classify infection prevention measures to reduce the spread of the virus 


HealthcareSource COVID-19 Public LMS 

The following acknowledgment courses consist of critical COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so your staff can read and acknowledge the latest CDC guidelines.  

  • CDC-1: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary   

  • CDC-2: Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation 

  • CDC-3: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations 

  • CDC-4: Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs 

  • CDC-5: Strategies to Prevent Spread in Long Term Care Facilities 

  • CDC-6: Read the Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NEW)

Sourced from the HealthcareSource eLearning Library℠, the following compliance courses will help your organization prepare and respond to infectious outbreaks like COVID-19. 

  • Patient Rights, Confidentiality, and HIPAA Privacy   

  • Patient Safety Goals for Clinical Staff  

  • Patient Safety Goals for Nonclinical Staff 

  • Hand Hygiene [1.5 contact hour]  

  • Respiratory Assessment [1.5 contact hour]  

  • Emergency Management Planning  

  • Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Staff  

  • Infection Prevention and Control for Nonclinical Staff  

Also sourced from the HealthcareSource eLearning Library℠, the following learning opportunities provide additional training on providing quality care for residents and patients.  

  • Bloodborne Germs for Clinical Staff  

  • Communication Through the Lifespan  

  • Diversity in HealthCare  

  • Fall Prevention  

  • Health Care Safety and Injury Prevention 

  • Health Care Security  

  • Latex Allergy  

  • Lifting and Moving Patients  

  • Pain Management  

  • Providing Age-Appropriate Care to Older Adults  

  • Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation 

  • Advance Directives  

  • Bloodborne Germs for Nonclinical Staff  

  • Understanding and Preventing Tuberculosis for Clinical Staff  

  • Understanding and Preventing Tuberculosis for Nonclinical Staff  


FAQ

Yes. You can access additional courses by clicking the blue Learning Opportunities box at the top right side of your account page. 

HealthcareSource is actively monitoring the CDC website to provide the most up-to-date information. We intend to update/add new materials and courses as needed. 

Select the Completed List button to view course completions and certificates. All courses require you to click the Take Test button within the course to update completion status. 

Our newly created CDC courses include an acknowledgment statement to track that you have read the assigned pages. All other courseware tests are based on the course content. 

You can find your Transcript Report under the Reports menu or via the actions dropdown in the Completed List view. You can then download a PDF to attach and email your list of completed courses.

No. To expedite this offering’s availability to the community at large, we are not requesting that users register with the name of their organization, therefore we cannot provide team-level reporting.