Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Health Educators

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state and local health agencies as it relates to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


To support the information needs of health professions educators, students, and other stakeholders, IPEC has developed this resource center to highlight key sources about COVID-19 found on the web. This page also includes details about new informational events and webinars.


Please check this page regularly for updates as IPEC will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.


New on iCollaborative: Clinical Teaching & Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact

This resource collection was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals. Designed by diverse educators, this working collection features clinical learning experiences, which can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact.


Click here to access the special collection or to add your submission.

Seeking your submissions

As healthcare professionals work on the front lines in our communities to face the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and health professions educators are responding with new learning experiences* that protect the learner, reduce the impact on the healthcare systems, and impede further spread of this novel virus.

We actively seek submissions of learning experiences, particularly those that support patient care, but do not involve direct patient contact. Once submitted, the resources will be included in a collection that will be free and widely available to the community of medical education. Submitted resources should describe structured learning experiences* that:

  • Involve no physical contact with patients; and
  • Have objectives focused on skills with clinical relevance in broad competency areas. 


Submissions may also include supplements such as: checklists, worksheets, lesson plans, cases, or lecture outlines. 


All submissions will be reviewed by the collection editor, Lisa Howley, PhD, Senior Director of Strategy Initiatives and Programs, to ensure criteria for inclusion are met.  If you have a learning experience you would like to submit to the collection but need additional support, please contact curricularinnovation@aamc.org.


*Learning experience s are defined as any structured interaction, course, program, or other experience in which learning takes place, whether it occurs in traditional academic settings, nontraditional settings or includes traditional educational interactions or nontraditional interactions. These structured experiences are overseen by the institution and include the delineation and assessment of learning objectives.

All content in this collection reflects the views of the author(s). The IPEC or AAMC does not endorse specific products or methodologies unless clearly specified.


Webinars

NOTE: These webinars are free and open to the public. There is an attendance limit at 1,000 attendees. Recording of all webinars will be available soon after the webinar airs.

ASPPH Plenary Session Webinar 
COVID-19: Role of Academic Public Health and Preparing for What Comes Next

Friday, March  13 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Carlos del Rio, MD, Richard N. Hubert Professor and Chair, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, Dean, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Chang-Chuan Chan, PhD, Dean, National Taiwan University College of Public Health; and Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health

Moderator: Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, MPH, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health and Chair, ASPPH Board of Directors

Click here to access the recording.


The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now a worldwide outbreak. The disease was first identified in China and has since spread over the world. Under the technical and scientific leadership of the WHO, CDC, and others, academic institutions are closely monitoring the outbreak; contributing expertise in risk assessment and risk communication; providing guidance to faculty, staff and students; and, serving as a resource and to leaders and the media in their communities. This session will provide an update on what is known about the virus and outbreak and explore issues of concern to academic institutions.


AACN COVID-19 Response Webinar Series
Making Informed Decisions in Response to COVID-19

Friday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Speaker: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN, Expert in Disaster Nursing and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Click here to access the recording.

As the academic nursing community prepares to address the Coronavirus outbreak, AACN has consulted with experts is disaster planning on how nursing schools can maintain quality programs while keeping students, faculty, and staff safe. Please join us for the first webinar in our new series on COVID-19 featuring one of the nation’s leading experts on overcoming public health threats. The discussion will center on AACN’s newly released guidelines for schools to consider related to emergency preparedness and response.


F.A.S.T: Academic Nurse Educators Respond to COVID-19

Monday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF, CNE, FAAN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing

Click here to access the recording.

In this time of COVID-19, Academic Nurse Educators are being asked to quickly convert on-campus course sessions to online and consider alternative clinical placements to support course, clinical and program outcomes. Using the acronym FAST (Faculty, Alternate Clinical, Students, Teaching with Technology), attendees will receive strategies to maintain excellence in their programs while supporting their academic communities.


Bridging the Gap-Implementing Technology to Deliver Course Online

Monday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovation, Trusted, Inc.; John Pryba, BS, Systems Specialist - A&P, The Ohio State University; and Joni Tornwall, PhD, RN, The Ohio State University

Click here to access the recording.

Healthcare education and systems are experiencing massive disruptions. High performing organizations use rigorous Innovation to adapt to the changing market. This presentation will discuss the ways leaders can build innovation into their systems in order to create the future.


AAMC COVID-19 Webinars
What Health Care Providers Need to Know about 2019-Novel Coronavirus

Aired on February 18, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Sharon Vanairsdale, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, FAEN, FAAN, Program Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit,  Emory University School of Medicine; Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Aneesh Mehta, MD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine and Assistant Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Emory Vaccine Center;  Kate Boulter, RN, BAN, MPH, Nurse Manager, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and Lead for Online Education and Technical Assistance, National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC); and Alex Isakov, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Click here to access the archived recording.


Brought to you by Emergency Nurses Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the CDC and the National Ebola Training and Education Center provides valuable information for health care providers on COVID-19. During this event, leading experts discussed the current state of the coronavirus and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients.


Webinar on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Aired on March 3, 2020

Click here to access the archived recording.
Panelists: William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Emory Healthcare and Professor, Emory University School of Medicine; Robert Cherry, MD, MS, FACS, FACHE, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health; Timothy H. Dellit, MD, Chief Medical Officer, University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington, and President, UW Physicians; Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Senior Medical Advisor, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Readiness Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Jean Kutner, MD, MPH/MSPH, FAAHPM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Marybeth Sexton, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory Healthcare; and Daniel Z. Uslan, MD, MBA, Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship, UCLA Health


The Chief Medical Officers Group held a webinar on the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, discussing the practical implementation of the CDC guidelines. CMOs and infectious disease experts from the University of Washington, UCLA Health, and Emory Healthcare (Designated Serious Communicable Diseases Unit) shared their experiences and key takeaways to assist with planning your own local responses. ASPR leadership provided a brief update as well. 


Press Releases

March 12, 2020, Alexandria, VA

Journal of Dental Research Publishes Guidelines Concerning COVID-19 from Researchers Based in Wuhan, China


The Journal of Dental Research, co-owned by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), has published a paper written by researchers at Wuhan University School & Hospital of Stomatology with a number of recommendations for dental practitioners and dental students in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China. The virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Click here to read the full press release.


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Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


AACN Resources for Nurse Educators


AAMC Resources for the Academic Medicine Community