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SimLEARN Releases COVID-19 Course for Non-ICU Clinicians

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) released another training course addressing care for our Veteran patients during this COVID-19 pandemic. Provided in collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the course is called COVID-19 Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the number of critically ill patients is expected to surge in hospitals across the United States. This may result in non-ICU clinicians being needed to care for critically ill patients. SCCM's Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician provides online education to health care professionals who may benefit from critical care training.

The training consists of 13 modules including Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient, which helps clinicians evaluate early signs and symptoms of critical illness and perform initial assessment and early treatment of critically ill patients; to Airway Management, Critical Care for Older Adults, Mechanical Ventilation and more. It also includes modules on disaster preparedness and response.

The COVID-19 virus pandemic is a serious threat to all U.S. citizens and our Veterans, with the most vulnerable populations identified as patients over 50 with coexisting hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, and underlying respiratory disease. This course will help to better prepare our health care providers in this battle against the virus.

To access this training, click here. For more information, please contact China Payne, project manager.

The VHA public internet site for COVID-19 training is