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Maureen Sullivan-Tevault

Maureen has over 30 years in Emergency and Trauma nursing, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager. In addition, she has also been certified as both a BLS and ACLS instructor, and adjunct faculty for an LPN nursing program. She is a legal nurse consultant, working on personal injury, nursing negligence, and product liability cases.  Maureen has written nursing articles for the following journals: Nursing Spectrum, ADVANCE nursing magazine, and The Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue, and Transportation. She also has a monthly diabetes column in the online journal, Health Triangle Magazine.


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Class Accreditation
All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 

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COVID-19: A Healthcare Pandemic

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COVID-19: A Healthcare Pandemic

The purpose of this educational offering is to familiarize the healthcare professional with the issues surrounding COVID-19, a coronavirus that is currently causing a healthcare pandemic. This novel or new coronavirus was identified last year (2019), and is currently causing increasing numbers of illness and death worldwide. As this viral infection takes a financial, medical, and emotional toll on the worldwide population, it is imperative that all healthcare workers have a basic understanding of the virus, its symptoms, and transmission, and most importantly, what measures can be taken to lower the risk of infection in all areas of work and home.

Disclaimer:

COVID-19 is a new disease and research on its treatment is constantly changing (updating). For the most current information on COVID-19, please check with reliable sources, many of whom are listed on the reference page, for the latest up to date treatment guidelines. 




Objectives


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
 
  1. Discuss what is meant by the term coronavirus and the acronym COVID-19.
  2. Identify signs and symptoms pertaining to the clinical presentation of a suspected coronavirus patient.
  3. Outline infection control issues related to the care of the coronavirus patient.
  4. Discuss the likely origin of coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
  5. Cite proper hand washing guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  6. Describe ongoing research and development of treatments (medications, vaccines, and others) for confirmed coronavirus.
  7. Discuss the differences between the terms outbreak, epidemic, and pandemic.
  8. Discuss the term “social distancing”.
  9. Discuss the term “vulnerable population” as a high-risk group for developing coronavirus.
  10. State the differences between the terms contagious and infectious.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction, and Learning Objectives

Chapter 2: Origin and Pathophysiology of COVID-19

Chapter 3: COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations

Chapter 4: COVID-19 and Emerging Treatment Options

Chapter 5: Nursing Homes: Preparing to Deal with a Pandemic

Chapter 6: When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

Chapter 7: Caring for the Caregiver: The Importance of Self-Care Amidst a Pandemic

Chapter 8: References

Chapter 9: Appendix

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