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Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

Time limit: 180 days

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Course Description

This series of modules is intended for clinicians (nurses and physicians) involved in the care of adult, pregnant, and pediatric patients with or at risk for severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), including COVID-19. The content was developed from an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care lens and designed to strengthen the management of patients at point-of-access within the health system, including infection prevention and control, triage, and stabilization best practices.

The courses are not designed to replace formal training or specialist consultation but to provide up-to-date guidance to strengthen the clinical management of these patients.

Acute Hypoxia

  • Common forms of low-flow oxygen support
  • Causes of hypoxia or respiratory distress and their treatments
  • The oxygen ecosystem and calculating oxygen demand estimates
  • Safely evaluating and stabilizing patients with hypoxia or respiratory distress
  • High-flow nasal cannula and non-invasive positive pressure ventilatory support

Nursing Assessment & Rapid Intervention for Acutely Ill Patients 

  • Rapid identification and treatment of 5 emergency conditions
  • Initial nursing interventions to stabilize a critically ill patient
  • Mental model for nursing assessment and intervention
  • Initial assessment priorities of acutely ill adults
  • Importance of rapid detection of acute illness


  • Introduction to Long COVID
  • Long COVID respiratory symptoms
  • Managing long COVID in pediatrics
  • Post-COVID and automatic dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular sequelae and inflammatory consequences




After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Learning Prerequisites

There are no specific course prerequisites. You will need to have English language fluency.

Technical Prerequisites

The course will take place on the Canvas LMS ( You will need the ability to log on to the platform, preferably using Google Chrome, to complete the content, which will include videos, readings, and assignments. You may also need to take part in other activities on

  • Hardware requirements: computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Software requirements: Google Chrome web browser; access to; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; email

Course Lifecycle and Access

After registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be granted access to the course, which includes complete course information. Please check the course listing for additional information on course access dates. For synchronous courses, learners will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course. For asynchronous courses, learners will have access for 180 days after registration. 

Tuition Remission

This course may qualify for tuition remission. Please check for guidelines. If you are interested in using tuition remission, please email the OOE support email with your request.

Refund Policy and Timeline

  • Synchronous Courses
    • Refunds may be requested up to the start of the live activity, unless otherwise noted. All refund requests will incur a 10% processing fee.
  • Asynchronous Courses
    • Refunds are not allowed for active asynchronous courses.

Technical Support Statement

Please direct all technical support requests to the OOE support email. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.

Accessibility Statement

JHU SOM is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their learning endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to the  OOE support email. Please do not include any personal identifiable information such as social security number in any messages. 


JHU is not approved by Middle States for direct assessment credentials for academic credit. This course results in a certificate of completion. It will not show on any JHU transcripts and does not count toward an academic record.