covid-19 clinical readiness course

iEM/Lecturio – COVID-19 Clinical Readiness Course

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Dear students,

We are experiencing very interesting and challenging times as medical educators and medical students. COVID-19 is a significant concern for all of us. However, we also appreciate that you, as a future medical professionals, should learn about clinical applications or case management of patients with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 infection.

As we did in the EMCC course, we collaborated with Lecturio to provide you an excellent course to improve your knowledge in the clinical applications in COVID-19 cases.

The interactive course content is prepared by Lecturio’s expert educators Dr. Eisha Chopra, Dr. Julie Rice, Dr. Daniel Sweiden, Dr. Julianna Jung from John Hopkins University, Department of Emergency Medicine. Assessments of the course were prepared by Dr. Arif Alper Cevik from United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

One more time, we thank Lecturio for their amazing resources and support to our social responsibility initiative to help medical students in need during these challenging times.

We hope you enjoy learning with this course.

Course Length

This course requires 2-4 hours of study time. The course content will be available for 7 days after the enrolment.

Cases and Learning Objectives

Case Discussion on Hypoxia Management in Ventilated Patients

At the end of this case, you will be able to

  1. List the differential diagnosis for hypoxia among ventilated patients with COVID.
  2. Describe an approach to the diagnostic evaluation of hypoxic ventilated patients with COVID.
  3. Describe an approach to ventilator management to treat hypoxia among ventilated patients with COVID.
Case Discussion on Early Symptomatic Management

At the end of this case, you will be able to

  1. Choose correct PPE for providers caring for COVID-19-positive patients.
  2. Apply initial management steps for symptomatic COVID-19-positive patients that minimize aerosolization.
  3. Describe why non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is avoided in COVID-19-positive patients.
  4. Recall goal oxygenation targets for symptomatic/hypoxic COVID-19-positive patients.
Case Discussion on Airway Considerations

At the end of this case, you will be able to

  1. Describe features/findings in COVID-19-positive patients that warrant consideration for early intubation.
  2. Describe pre-oxygenation strategies for COVID-19-positive patients.
  3. Choose the correct strategy to confirm ETT placement in a COVID-19-positive patient.
  4. Prepare/choose intubation strategies that minimize aerosolization.
Case Discussion on Managing Sepsis

At the end of this case, you will be able to

  1. Describe the differential diagnosis for COVID-19-positive patients arriving in shock.
  2. Construct a diagnostic pathway and plan to address hypotension in the COVID-19-positive patient.
  3. Apply sepsis management knowledge to a COVID-19-positive patient.
  4. Identify and describe pressor choice in a COVID-19-positive patient in septic shock.
  5. Describe the components of the RUSH ultrasound exam for patients with undifferentiated shock.
  6. Interpret ultrasound data obtained during the evaluation of a COVID-19-positive hypotensive patient.
  7. Apply the best evidence from ARDS patients to determine fluid resuscitation strategies for COVID-19-positive patients.
Case Discussion on Cardiac Arrest Management

At the end of this case, you will be able to

  1. Specify the proper personal protective equipment needed for COVID-19 critical care.
  2. Recognize the room composition needed in COVID-19 critical care.
  3. Describe how to triage patients suspected of having COVID-19.
  4. Describe the ACLS algorithm for use with COVID-19 patients.
  5. Recognize safe methods for pre-oxygenation before intubation in COVID-19 patients.

Who can get benefit from this course?

  • Junior and senior medical students (course specifically designed for these groups)
  • Interns/Junior emergency medicine residents/registrars


The candidates who successfully pass final summative assessment of the course will be provided course completion certificate.


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