UNMC Offers Free Online Ebola Courses via Moodle

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A hot topic across the country, University of Nebraska Medical Center announced recently that they are offering two free Ebola education courses to the public via their Moodle LMS and in iTunes. Registration on their Moodle is free: http://phtc.unmc.edu/moodle/.

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The two courses, The Nebraska Ebola Method for Clinicians and The Nebraska Ebola Method for General Public, are available with video and other resources to help to educate clinicians and medical workers on the virus, prevention and best practices (the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit is an established leader in the treatment of Ebola having successfully treated two patients already).

You can read the full release here or below: http://www.newswise.com/articles/free-ebola-online-courses-now-available-from-the-university-of-nebraska-medical-center-and-its-hospital-partner-nebraska-medicine

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, are launching two free online Ebola education courses. The downloadable courses will provide easy-to-understand instruction and resources for health care professionals, as well as the general public.

“The protocols and procedures we have refined here at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are helping to keep health care workers safe nationwide while dealing with potential and diagnosed Ebola cases,” said Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., chancellor of UNMC and chairman of the Nebraska Medicine advisory board. “We want to share our expertise with the world.”

The two courses, The Nebraska Ebola Method for Clinicians and The Nebraska Ebola Method for General Public, provide instruction and information through videos and printable documents.

The clinicians course is available now via the iTunes U app for iPad and iPhone, through this direct link — https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/enroll/FDL-BXP-WTF — or by searching in iTunes U. The course also is available through Moodle at http://phtc.unmc.edu/moodle for viewing on a desktop, laptop or other mobile devices.

“We have received many phone calls and emails from other health care organizations nationwide seeking guidance on our safety protocols and procedures,” Dr. Gold said. “These courses will help clinicians and communities access the information they need at any time. We will continue to add to these courses as updates are needed.”

The course for clinicians will provide videos, media and guidelines as used in Nebraska to care for Ebola patients. The dynamic and evolving materials share current processes being used to safely care for patients.

The course will be updated frequently to disseminate lessons learned. Preparations are being made to offer continuing education credit. Information will be available at www.unmc.edu/cce.

The community course will provide explanations about the disease that are easy to understand and helpful to share with patients, families and community members. Materials will be developed over time with high standards for health literacy and accessibility. This course will be available soon.

The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit is one of just four in the nation. Two Ebola patients have been successfully treated at and released from the unit.