Covid~19 (2 CEU’s)
Covid~19 is a highly infectious virus and data indicate that the virus infects more human beings than either of its predecessors that include the SARS-CoV and the MERS-CoV (Pal et al., 2020). Its high transmissibility rates, risk factors for morbidity and mortality, geographic and community spreading, and economic impacts provide a challenge for mitigation measures to control further spread. Aside from the increasing death toll and infections in the US, the Covid~19 substantially affects the economic system of an individual, society, and the country as a whole as it affects every major infrastructure especially transportation within the country and throughout the globe (Pal et al., 2020). This affects trade, tourism, sports, recreational activities, hotel industries, education, among other infrastructures with outbreaks resulting in mounting financial losses. The economic impact is further exacerbated by the restrictions of movements due to forced lock-downs mitigation measures to decrease further outbreaks. Coronaviruses (CoVs) are the largest group of viruses causing respiratory and gastrointestinal infections containing non-segmented positive-sense, single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses (Pal et al., 2020). This RNA is a human infecting virus that likely originated in chrysanthemum bats based on its genetic proximity to two bat-derived SARS-like coronaviruses, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (Del Rio & Malani, 2020). This SARS-CoV has quickly become a global pandemic and the biggest threat to the United States (US) healthcare systems due to its high transmissibility. Mitigation measures include the development of a Covid-19 vaccine to build herd immunity amongst the public in addition to following best practices such as masking, isolating those who are infected, and maintaining physical distancing.
After completion of this course, CNA’s will be able to:
- Recognize symptoms of Covid~19
- Understand potential risk factors for work-related exposure to Covid~19.
- Understand mitigation strategies to stop the spread of Covid~19 at the workplace
- Understand how to create a Covid~19 safe work environment..
- Understand that infection control is everyone’s responsibility
Instructions for taking the course
To complete the course successfully, you must go through all the lessons below. You MUST mark each lesson as complete by clicking the MARK COMPLETE BUTTON. If you do not click the mark complete button, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next lesson. Please notice that all lessons have a minimum set amount of time that you are expected to spend on each lesson. You will not be allowed to Mark the Lesson Complete until the timer resets to zero; that is, until the minimum time set for the course has passed. For example if lesson A has an allocated minimum time of 10 minutes, you will have to wait 10 minutes before you can mark Lesson A complete. The Mark Complete button for lesson A will be grayed out and will not become active until 10 minutes are over. WARNINGIf you forget to click the Mark Complete button done, you will be prompted to go back to that lesson again and have to wait till the allocated timed minutes resets to zero again before the Mark Complete button becomes active. After all lessons are completed and they are Marked Completed, you will then be allowed to take the post test. If you successfully pass the quiz, you will earn CEU’s for this course and you can proceed to print out your certificate. LESSONS & QUIZ BELOW