Pandemic Preparedness for Healthcare Workers

Course Titles and Descriptions

Acute Respiratory Illness Pandemic Training for Healthcare Workers

For most healthy adults, seasonal viruses are not generally life-threatening. But as you’ve seen in the news, respiratory disease pandemics, such as those caused by coronaviruses or influenza, are something else. They often involve new strains of viruses to which people have developed no immunity. These kinds of viruses can spread quickly and widely, and they can pose a major global health threat. That’s why you need to know about acute respiratory illness pandemics and how to prepare for them. The main objective of this course is to make you aware of the risks of pandemics, the potential problems we could all face should we be hit with a pandemic, and the precautions you would need to take to keep you, your family, and your patients safe.

Acute Respiratory Illness Pandemic Training for Healthcare Workers (Spanish)

For most healthy adults, seasonal viruses are not generally life-threatening. But as you’ve seen in the news, respiratory disease pandemics, such as those caused by coronaviruses or influenza, are something else. They often involve new strains of viruses to which people have developed no immunity. These kinds of viruses can spread quickly and widely, and they can pose a major global health threat. That’s why you need to know about acute respiratory illness pandemics and how to prepare for them. The main objective of this course is to make you aware of the risks of pandemics, the potential problems we could all face should we be hit with a pandemic, and the precautions you would need to take to keep you, your family, and your patients safe.

Balancing Work and Home

Many people struggle to juggle a full-time job while also caring for young children, aging parents, and other responsibilities on a daily basis. It can feel like there are not enough hours in a day—that there are too many responsibilities at work and at home—and that you can’t complete tasks in either place—many people feel this way. This online employee wellness course helps trainees manage home and work responsibilities, stress, and daily expectations. The benefits to you, the employer, are numerous, from lower healthcare costs to increased employee productivity.

Communicating Effectively in Emergencies

The main objective of this training session is to help you communicate effectively with employees about workplace emergencies. By the time the session is over, you should be able to communicate effectively before an emergency; communicate effectively during an emergency; and communicate effectively after an emergency. The first part of the session will address communication before emergencies to prepare employees to respond effectively in an actual emergency. The second part will cover communication during and after an emergency.

Communication Skills for Employees

The objective of this training session is to teach you the basics of effective communication in the workplace. At the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the benefits of effective communication; recognize obstacles to effective communication; enhance your communication skill; and communicate more effectively on the job.

Home Safety

The main objective of this session is to help you ensure that your home is safe. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the importance of home safety; identify hazards in your home; eliminate or minimize them; and keep your home and your family safe and secure.

Keeping Yourself and Your Family Healthy

This presentation will cover how important it is that families be concerned about health. Preventive care, nutrition, exercise, and other factors play important roles. And especially for children, good health is essential—for them, now is the time when growth happens, some diseases may begin, and health habits are set for life.

Telecommuting and Other Alternative Work Arrangements for Employees

As the workforce becomes more diversified and employers struggle to cope with the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace, these arrangements are becoming more popular and more common.

The main objective of this course is to provide you with the information you need to successfully perform while telecommuting and in other alternative work arrangements, and to make the most of what they have to offer you and the organization.

Telecommuting and Other Alternative Work Arrangements for Supervisors

As the workforce becomes more diversified and employers struggle to cope with the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace, these arrangements are becoming more popular and more common.

The main objective of this course is to provide you with the information you need to successfully supervise telecommuters and other alternative work arrangements and to make the most of what they have to offer you, your employees, and the organization.