Features, Evaluation, and Treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

30 Jul 2022

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30 Jul 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the highly contagious infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has had a catastrophic effect on the world’s demographics resulting in more than 2.9 million deaths worldwide, emerging as the most consequential global health crisis since the era of the influenza pandemic of 1918.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology and epidemiology of COVID-19.
  • Describe the clinical features and radiological findings expected in patients with COVID-19.
  • Summarize the latest available treatment in the management of COVID-19, including the different vaccines available to prevent COVID-19.
  • Discuss interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to care for patients with coronavirus and improve outcomes.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Features, Evaluation, and Treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Include subtopics: COVID 19 vaccination, Airway management in COVID 19, Mechanical Ventilation in COVID 19

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