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[On-Demand Webinar] Protection of Personnel Working on Suspected COVID-19 Cases

On-Demand Webinar

Protection of Personnel Working on Suspected COVID-19 Cases

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a healthcare crisis that has put a major training burden on hospitals, emergency medical services, and long-term care facilities, among others.

To assist you in preparing your staff and teams, Laerdal hosted a free webinar, offering a complimentary pre-programmed scenario. The scenario can be run on a Laerdal simulator or independently on a standardized patient. During the webinar, one of Laerdal’s lead Education Specialists will demonstrate and share the scenario to afford you easy execution. The scenario is designed to help you test and improve your systems for infection control, PPE, and management of exposure to COVID-19 or any other high risk communicable respiratory illness*.


Learning Objectives are:
  • Review the peer-reviewed COVID-19 simulated case scenario documentation published by EM Sim Cases
  • Show theme created from documentation, suggested use, and potential to edit
  • Show scenario created from documentation, suggested use, and potential to edit
  • Provide instruction on downloading the complimentary pre-programmed scenario file

Suspected Uncomplicated Novel COVID-19 Infection (ARI)

This scenario presents a 55-years-old male presenting in the emergency room with fever, coughing and generally feeling unwell. He returned from travel in an endemic area for COVID-19 1 week ago. The front desk has prioritized him to immediate examination and isolation.

The participants are expected to prepare equipment, don PPE, assess patients and triage to home quarantine, educate patients, communicate effectively with interprofessional team, escalate standard precautions for all patients and safely dispose of equipment and PPE.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the suspected patients early and rapidly
  • Apply appropriate source control
  • Apply routine Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for all patients
  • Collaborate and communicate with the health care facility’s IPC infrastructure
  • Apply standard precautions according to presumed diagnosis at all times
  • Perform a primary assessment of a patient with a suspected acute respiratory infection
  • Distinguish between severe acute respiratory infection and acute respiratory infection
  • Obtain specimen for laboratory test according to safety procedures
  • Triage the patient according to the general principles for patients with suspected COVID-19 infection
  • Obtain patient history on personal and work relations
  • Advise patient on home quarantine
  • Coordinate safe patient transfer
  • Doff PPE according to procedure

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*This scenario was developed by: © 2019 EMSIMCASES.COM and the Emergency Medicine Simulation Education Researchers of Canada (EM-SERC) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.