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Stanford University

COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers

Stanford University via Coursera


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 ( Accreditation The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.


  • MODULE 1: COVID-19 Key Features, PPE and Vaccines
    • In this module, you will learn the clinical signs of COVID-19 infection in patients and how to properly use personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
  • MODULE 2: Clinical Assessment of COVID-19 Patients
    • In this module, you will learn how to evaluate any sick patient including children. An optional Telehealth module is available as well.
  • MODULE 3: Diagnostic Assessment of COVID-19 Patients
    • In this module, you will learn to use bedside diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate COVID-19 patients as well as the utility of other common diagnostic tests.
  • MODULE 4: Early Treatment of the Dyspneic COVID-19 Patient
    • In this module, you will learn about positioning, different types of oxygen therapy, and therapeutics for patients with suspected COVID-19.
  • MODULE 5: Advanced Treatment of the Severely Dyspneic COVID-19 Patient
    • In this module, you will learn advanced airway management techniques including bag mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation, and the use of medications in intubated patients.
  • MODULE 6: Initial Ventilator Management and Troubleshooting in COVID-19 Patients
    • In this module, you will learn how to initiate ventilator management and identify complications in intubated COVID-19 patients.

Taught by

S V Mahadevan and Matthew Strehlow


4.9 rating, based on 9 Class Central reviews

4.9 rating at Coursera based on 6333 ratings

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  • Great for student of medical laboratory technology and any other proffesion. i learn a lot from this, i love the animations, the presentation, easy understanding, and of course i got it for free.
  • This is a comprehensive practical course for managing patients with COVID-19 (and perhaps other highly similar diseases or infections) that is useful for both critical care and primary care practitioners alike.
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    Ashley Denise De Guzman
    During these days since the pandemic is the world's current and biggest dilemma, we must acquire knowledge about it to have understanding and to ensure precaution and safety. However, I am not a healthworker nor a front liner, I am still a student.…
  • Anonymous
    I'm not healthcare workers but I ever study in med stud but I should stop it because I'm worker and doesn't have enough time for study in thats university, and then right now i'm manajement student, this training so helpful for someone like me, Thank you so much i learn a lot from this!
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    Sagar Manaf
    great course for those who look for opportunity to excel in their field of expertise.
    I personally urge you all to take a look at what this course has to offer. thank you
    The course was able to give me new knowledge regarding COVID-19. All the materials used were good and easy to understand.
    I just hope that the certificate provided will have a better format as the current one has text overlapping with the margin.

  • Anonymous
    So nice and advanced jm 10 and honestly I understood this because of how specific with the kind of information they list.
  • Jessica
    Well structured, well presented and broken down. I liked the pre and post testing broken apart by the lectures. I would have liked if the information was recommended to be spread out over more than one week.
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    Davina Shera Amanda
    very useful for students who want to find a certificate, this is very very useful.

    if you can name it DAVINA SHERA AMANDA

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