Crisis Management: COVID-19 Response in Community Health Nursing

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Course Description

COVID-19 is a novel virus that has created unprecedented healthcare challenges since March 2020. Nurses are called to serve in a broad range of crisis management roles that expand beyond traditional healthcare settings into home care and community settings.

In this course, newly adopted protocols to screen for home care placement and safely care for the infected patient in the home setting will be explored.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss considerations for home care admission criteria for the infected patient.

2. Explain priority interventions when caring for a home care patient infected with COVID 19.

3. Describe evidenced based interventions healthcare professionals can use to reduce incidence of acquiring COVID 19.

4. Describe evidenced based interventions to use to reduce infection transmission rates within the community.

Course Introduction

Developed By

Photo of Dr. Alice MyersDr. Alice Myers is the Program Director, Department of Nursing for NCU School of Health Sciences. Before joining Northcentral University, Dr. Myers worked as an educator and consultant for nursing programs across the United States. She advised and educated nursing leadership and faculty on curriculum, accreditation, and interventions for student success in her role. Dr. Myers maintains active membership in many professional nursing and community organizations.
Dr. William (Bill) Reay has been a national leader in mental health services and behavioral health services research for more than 25 years. He received his Master of Arts degree in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a minor in Law from the University of Nebraska. He has written numerous professional articles on a variety of subjects associated with public health and behavioral health services. Dr. Reay was also a Professor of Psychology and Director of Academic Program Development for Northcentral University, where he continues to advise as a member of the Professional Advisory Council (PAC).
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