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COVID-19 Pandemic: A World in Turmoil

image of apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (purple)

National Institutes of Health

Authors:
     Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
     JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
     Nancy Evans, BS

 

Contact hours: 10
Expiration date: September 1, 2022
Course price: $29

Course Summary

All of us get nearly daily updates on the coronavirus, and sometimes they contradict each other. ATrain Education has taken a long view of SARS-CoV-2 to bring you the best available comprehensive information. This includes the origin of the virus; understanding the chain of infection; an explanation of R Naught (R0, the basic reproduction number); the reason the USA can’t look forward to herd immunity; the status of testing and vaccines; the reasons for public health directives; the history of coronaviruses; and the dire impacts of the virus on minority populations.

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Relate the 4 different types of human coronaviruses.
  2. State the 6 components of the chain of infection.
  3. Define R naught, the basic reproductive number.
  4. Explain 3 reasons why herd immunity does not work during a pandemic.
  5. Describe 3 differences between a viral test and an antibody test.
  6. Differentiate between a live-attenuated vaccine and an inactivated vaccine.
  7. Describe 4 of the most effective public health measures used during a pandemic.
  8. State 5 ways in which COVID-19 has adversely affected poor and minority communities.