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Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

Time limit: 180 days

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Full 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