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COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses for EMS Personnel – 2 CE

Activity Overview

This course is designed to help emergency medical professionals understand the scope of the threat posed by human coronaviruses, the management of infected patients, and steps that should be taken to limit the spread of coronavirus illnesses.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define coronaviruses.
  2. Describe the types of coronaviruses that affect human populations.
  3. Describe the symptoms associated with human coronavirus infection.
  4. Identify common modes of human coronavirus transmission.
  5. Identify techniques for preventing human coronavirus transmission.
  6. Discuss the origins of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
  7. Describe the common symptoms and complications of COVID-19.
  8. Describe the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for emergency medical service personnel assisting patients with confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  9. Describe steps for managing patient and family distress in the pre-hospital setting.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Emergency Medical Technician

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


FL Emergency Medical Services
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-803760


John Villa, MD



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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