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COVID-19: Epidemiology, Modes of Transmission and Protecting Yourself with PPE

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Epidemiology, Modes of Transmission and Protecting Yourself with PPE

It is incumbent upon all nurses to take aggressive actions to protect our colleagues, our patients and ourselves. This includes gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to participate in the pandemic response and to keep nurses as well as patients safe. As a profession, now is the time to make sure we have all the knowledge we need.

Objectives for COVID-19: Epidemiology

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand common epidemiologic terms.
  • Appraise community-level infection control strategies.

Objectives for COVID-19: Modes of Transmission and Protecting Yourself with PPE

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify modes of COVID-19 transmission.
  • Evaluate appropriate infection control interventions.
  • Describe principles for protecting yourself from COVID-19.
  • Demonstrate effective donning/doffing of all forms of PPE.

Instructors

Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, CEN, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Kristine Qureshi is the associate dean for research and global health at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. She is dual board certified in emergency and advanced public health nursing and has worked extensively in the acute care, community health and academic sectors. Dr. Qureshi is a recognized expert in disaster preparedness and nursing workforce development and has previously received research funding support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Christopher R. Friese is the Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing where he directs the Center for Improving Patient and Population Health. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, and, in 2020, he was appointed as the associate director of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences division at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. The author of over 80 publications, his recent work examines strategies to protect health care workers from adverse health and safety events. Friese received a BSN-PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and he completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School.

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