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Goals and Learning Outcomes

In just over a year’s time, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has changed Americans’ way of life and how healthcare is delivered in the U.S. Guidelines governing preventive measures, including how we interact with everyone from patients to members of our own families, have undergone a process of near-constant evolution. Treatment recommendations have been regularly updated as scientists and providers have learned more about how the virus affects the human body. This course provides an overview of the latest information about the virus, preventing transmission, illness classification and treatment of patients with symptomatic disease, and currently authorized vaccines.

The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals in acute care settings about prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Disclaimer: The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing challenge for healthcare workers worldwide. Recommendations will be revised as the situation evolves, treatment guidelines change based on continued research, and restrictions and regulations are updated. Continue to follow local and institutional laws and policies.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • • List signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including postviral long haul syndrome.
  • • Describe how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted in community and healthcare settings and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated.
  • • Differentiate vaccinations for COVID-19 approved in the U.S. and list guidelines, side effects, and contraindications for vaccination against COVID-19.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 07/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.