Corona Virus

How To Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza:
Free Online Training & Resources

Relias is offering free, unlimited access to relevant resources to help healthcare professionals and individuals prepare, control, and prevent the spread of infection.

Free Training Courses for Healthcare Professionals and Individuals

Spread knowledge: share these free healthcare training resources with colleagues, family, and friends to help with pandemic preparedness! It is important that facilities and individuals are up to date on their pandemic preparedness, infection prevention protocols, and have established plans for monitoring the emergence and spread of COVID-19. Use these free healthcare and infection control courses to help ensure your organization is doing its part to control and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Where possible, we offer Spanish versions of the selected courses.

Hand Hygiene: The Basics

hand hygiene basics courseHandwashing is one of the most important steps to break the chain of infection. This micro-course follows CDC disinfection guidelines to provide a refresher on the specific requirements to successfully stop the spread.

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Infection Control: The Basics

infection control basics courseThis course on the basics of infection control and prevention provides updates to HCPs ability to apply scientifically accepted infection control principles to reduce transmission of pathogens.

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Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals

infection control for healthcare professionals courseA brief overview of the basic concepts of infection control designed for HCPs, but appropriate for individuals as well. This free training resource will reinforce the basics of CDC disinfection guidelines.

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Personal Protective Equipment

personal protective equipment course

Addresses different types of recommended CDC PPE for covid-19 and influenza necessary for job tasks and how to correctly don and doff the needed equipment.

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Infection Control: Airborne Precautions

airborne infection control precautions courseQuick and relevant instruction for implementing infection control measures to prevent transmission of airborne disease. Use this basic airborne refresher to prepare your organization.

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Transmission-Based Precautions

Transmission-based precautions courseThis course presents the principles of transmission-based precautions and strategies to apply in daily practice.

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Preparing for Pandemic Influenza

preparing for a pandemic influenza courseThe course spotlights Pandemic flu; it offers principles and practices relevant to viral transmission disease precautions.

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ABA Therapy Training Plan – Providing Applied Behavior Analysis for Your Child At Home

Relias Academy logoThis course package from Relias Academy is designed to educate parents on providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for their child at home. It includes techniques you need to start improving your child’s behavior, communication, social and academic skills.

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Coronavirus Interactive 3D Media Assets

BioDigital COVID-19 graphicThese resources are being made freely available by BioDigital to help the public understand the science behind this complex virus. Explore the courses below.

COVID-19 Tour | COVID-19 Patheogenesis Tour | COVID-19 Symptoms | COVID-19 Mild, Severe, Critical Symptoms


Free Telehealth Course Series

This telehealth series covers the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. To get access to resources to help you continue to provide mental health services to your communities, visit our telehealth page.

Telephone Triage

Informing nurses about the growing specialty of telephone triage nursing.

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Telemedicine: Virtual Visits With Patients

This module provides healthcare providers with information about telemedicine, including types of telemedicine, clinical usage, and supporting technologies.

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Best Practices for Delivering Telehealth

Discusses various modalities of telehealth treatment and most effective approaches.

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Implementation Guidelines for Telehealth Practitioners

Discusses the logistical elements of implementing a telehealth program into clinical practice and determining readiness in getting started.

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Telehealth in Clinical Practice

Gain knowledge of using telehealth technologies for behavioral health services, including potential advantages and challenges.

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Caring for our Caregivers

Take care of yourself in May; it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Many of us are experiencing an increase in stress and associated trauma as this pandemic continues. This free course series helps caregivers identify signs of burnout, offers suggestions for addressing these signs, and provides guidance on how to save the lives of the at-risk populations they serve.

Suicide Risk Factors, Screening, and Assessment

Through a blend of didactic and interactive exercises, you will learn how to use screening instruments and several different models of comprehensive suicide assessment.

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A Self-Care Guide for the Clinician

Both burnout and compassion fatigue make daily tasks difficult due to mental exhaustion from emotional overload. You might make more mistakes than usual, both mental and physical, putting both yourself and the people you serve in danger.

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A Self-Care Guide for the Paraprofessional

All direct support professionals who provide care to people served – particularly those with trauma – should perform regular self-checks. A simple and quick check-in to assess how you are feeling can be done any time after providing support.

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Trauma and the Brain

This course is designed for licensed professionals with some foundational knowledge of both trauma and neurobiology. We will delve into the specific ways that psychological and physical trauma can impact both the developing brain during childhood and adolescence, as well as how trauma affects the mature, adult brain.

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Free Relias Media Access to Current COVID-19 Publications


Quantifying the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in the United States

Risk of SARS
Stanford University physician and professor examines initial research on the transmission rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and what we can learn from that data.

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Epidemiologic Risk Classification for Asymptomatic Healthcare Personnel

Risk Classification
Guidance from the CDC on categorizing the exposure of healthcare employees having prolonged close contact with patients who have COVID-19, then identifying the risks, monitoring the employee’s health, and imposing work restrictions.

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Pharmacotherapy Considerations for COVID-19

Pharmacotherapy Considerations COVID-19
Infectious disease pharmacists discuss options for treatment of patients with COVID-19, including investigational drugs and research underway. Clinical outcomes desired include shortening the disease course, inhibiting the worsening of pneumonia, and reducing mortality.

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Work With Public Health Partners on Treatment, Care of Patients Diagnosed With COVID-19

Public Health Partners
An infectious disease expert advises on treatment strategies to take and avoid with patients who have COVID-19. Public health agencies can assist with decisions about alternatives to hospitalization.

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CDC Revises Guidelines as Coronavirus Spreads in United States

CDC Revises Guidelines
As health officials move from a focus on containment to broader social mitigation, the CDC has revised guidelines to deal with potential strains on the healthcare system and supplies.

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Preserving Respirators and Extending Use

Preserving Respirators
CDC epidemiologist advises on strategies to optimize use of respirators among healthcare employees, use alternative protective face masks, and consider treating cohorts of patients together.

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COVID-19 Outbreak in Nursing Home Includes HCW Infection, Resident Deaths

Outbreak Nursing Home
Understanding details of how the Seattle nursing home COVID-19 cases were identified can inform efforts to deter community spread.

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Frontline Providers Use Lessons Learned During 2014 Ebola Crisis to Manage COVID-19

Lessons From Ebola
Healthcare providers identified gaps in the system during the Ebola crisis, and measures to address shortcomings have enhanced readiness for the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Recognition is especially meaningful during the COVID-19 pandemic

nurse rubs her forehead in fatigue
The nursing world has quickly shifted attention from the World Health Organization’s proclamation of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During coronavirus pandemic, nurses need leaders who advocate for them

man stares out of a window with a mask on
Since the first days of the coronavirus outbreak — which quickly became the coronavirus pandemic — news and information have come in faster than we can digest them.

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Free Live Webinar Series

Hear from Experts on Coronavirus and Pandemic Preparedness

Due to an unexpected increase in event registration volume with our webinar provider, ON24, attendance is limited for these events. If you are unable to access the free COVID-19 webinars at the time of the live event, please note that you will be able to view the on-demand recording within a few hours after the event concludes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we truly appreciate your interest in our webinars.

  1. Understanding Coronavirus and How to Keep You and Yours Safe
    Date: 3/25/2020
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  2. COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness for Your Front Line Staff
    Date: 3/30/2020
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  3. Actions Home Health Clinicians Can Take To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19
    Date: 4/7/2020
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  4. COVID-19 and Long-Term Care Providers: Where Are We Now?
    Date: 4/9/2020
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  5. Protecting Mothers and Babies: COVID-19 and the Obstetric Patient
    Date: 4/10/2020
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  6. Maximizing Your LMS During Staffing Emergencies
    Date: 4/13/2020
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  7. COVID-19 in Older Adults: Best Practices for Providers and Caregivers
    Date: 4/16/2020
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  8. Living With Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Date: 4/24/2020
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  9. Complicated Grief and Loss: Uncharted Territory With COVID-19
    Date: 5/5/2020
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  10. Ask the Experts: innovaTEL Telepsychiatry Shares Telehealth Best Practices
    Date: 5/11/2020
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  11. Teepa Snow: Navigating Dementia Plus COVID-19 Plus Restrictions
    Date: 5/13/2020
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  12. Specialty Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Outbreak
    Date: 5/18/2020
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  13. Staffing, Stress, and Surviving the Day-to-Day Challenges of a Pandemic
    Date: 5/20/2020
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  14. Identifying Signs of Depression and Anxiety in People Living With Dementia
    Date: 5/28/2020, 3pm ET
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Free Blog Series: Stay Connected to the Latest Information to Combat This Pandemic

Planning in the Calm Before the Storm: Staffing in a Pandemic Crisis

The evolving public healthcare crisis surrounding the spread of COVID-19 raises many questions about the capacity of healthcare organizations to maintain staffing levels to provide appropriate care. We look at the steps you can take to help plan ahead.

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Pandemic Results in Early Implementation of COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Code

The CDC has issued an off-cycle update to the ICD-10-CM code set to include a new diagnosis code of U07.1, COVID-19, for coronavirus disease 2019.

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Therapists Provide Essential Services in Nursing Facilities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Infection control measures are at the heart of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Therapists providing care to elderly residents must do their part to be diligent in following infection prevention protocols.

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Juggling Wariness, Weariness, and Wellness: Breathe…but Not on Others

When the stress starts building, we need to stop the laser focus on COVID-19 challenges and start addressing our own emotional well-being. Here are five suggestions to help you make conscious choices to boost your mental health.

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Crucial Charge: Attending to Infection Prevention in Home Care

As the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 multiplies, demand is increasing for home-based care of people affected. Diligent attention to infection prevention and control protocols is vital for those providing home care for patients with COVID-19.

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A View from the Front: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective

A front-line emergency physician talks about some of the unspoken challenges the coronavirus pandemic is bringing to the surface and the importance of pandemic preparedness.

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Snapshots of COVID-19 in the Field: Relias Experts Share Firsthand Experiences

Our hands-on experts working in the healthcare field, share their firsthand insights into how they are working to deter the coronavirus disease outbreak.

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Patient Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patient Experience Week provides healthcare leaders the opportunity to think about what actions they can be taking to look after their care teams and to safeguard the best possible experience for patients.

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Know More. Get Better. Access to Additional Resources

World Health Organization Coronavirus Module

WHO logo

The World Health Organization has created a quick animated overview of the novel coronavirus that covers the origination of the virus along with transmission and preventions details.

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CDC Coronavirus Information

CDC logoGet information from the Centers for Disease Control on the COVID-19 outbreak. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and CDC will provide updated information on this page as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

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Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Council logoAccess resources and tools for addressing COVID-19 from the National Council on Behavioral Health.

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