COVID-19: Training for Healthcare Workers


Stanford School of Medicine


COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe and all providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize and treat patients with novel coronavirus infection.  Following completion of this short course physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have a unified, evidenced-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19, including those who are critically ill.

Learning modules are broken into short videos presented in a richly illustrated and compelling manner. The course is self paced and providers can schedule their learning to fit with their schedules. Topics include symptoms and signs in patients with COVID-19, early stabilization of patients, preventing the need for intubation, and ventilator management. The best evidence and guidelines are summarized while accompanying handouts provide written learning points and links to online resources. Simple infographics are available for providers to utilize within their care facilities to educate and promote optimal care across their entire institution.

To learn more about our other programs and find additional resources, please visit Stanford Emergency Medicine International, The Stanford Center for Health Education, and our Digital Medic Initiative.

What you will learn

  • Key features of COVID-19 and common presenting symptoms.
  • Prevention of  COVID-19 transmission to healthcare providers and other individuals. 
  • How to assess and give immediate care to patients in acute respiratory distress to prevent worsening.
  • How to provide advanced management and stabilization of patients in severe respiratory distress, including early ventilator management.


For individuals that need to access this course in low data bandwidth settings, please download our Digital Medic app available on iOS and Google Play, where learning modules can be viewed on mobile devices and downloaded for later viewing in offline mode.

Course Outline

This course is being provided on multiple platforms to maximize accessibility. The course material is the same, and learners can choose their preferred platform.

003 Online, edX

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Delivery Option:
Online Course Free

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.