Welcome to the Penn COVID-19 Learning Homepage
The UPHS COVID-19 Learning Committee was formed to create, host, and distribute the most reliable and up-to-date knowledge on caring for patients with COVID-19.
As providers are assigned to patient care locations outside of their traditional practice, we have assembled curated curricula (intended to be used in advance of deployment), as well as just-in-time resources (for care questions that arise during patient care).
Please review the resources on this website prior to creating your own educational materials to ensure alignment of UPHS protocols. If there are specific educational materials that should be added, please see the link below to submit suggestions.
Purpose of the UPHS COVID-19 Learning Committee
Experiences from health systems around the country and the world in the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that UPHS providers may be asked to care for patients in environments different from their usual practice. We, as a health system, have been tasked with rapidly learning about this novel disease to provide the highest level of care for our patients. But beyond this, the potential redeployment of staff may require us to rapidly adapt to providing care in new locations under unique practice models, caring for individuals with higher levels of severity of illness.
The anticipation of redeployment may evoke anxiety for some. The goal of the COVID learning committee is to reassure all UPHS providers, staff, and leaders that we are here to equip you with the resources needed to excel. We have compiled and created resources available to help all providers, regardless of the clinical scenario. Resources will include multiple educational modalities, including slide decks, video recordings, click-through scenarios, Just-in-time learning references, live teleconference office hours, one-page summaries, and pocket cards, among others. We have carefully created curricula for upskilling teams across multiple potential areas of redeployment, so that division leaders can be assured they do not have to create their own tools for this purpose.
Please see the menu to the left for all of these materials, organized by curricula, topic, or type of resource.
We are continuing to expand and improve on the material available, constantly appraising both local and national resources as they become available. This site will continue to be updated frequently, so please return for the addition of new information.
If there is material that you think is missing, please see the links below to request it.
If there is material that you want added, please see the link to submit material.
DISCLAIMER: The documents and information available here were prepared (in March-April 2020) by Penn Medicine for medical professionals working within and in affiliation with Penn Medicine, and are being made available for informational purposes only, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a declared public health emergency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States. These documents and information are based on pertinent published medical literature, federal and state guidance, and/or expert consensus, all of which continues to evolve as more information relating to the pandemic becomes available. The content is not meant to be complete, exhaustive, or serve as a substitute for the exercise of professional medical judgment in the provision of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information herein should be adapted to each specific patient based on the treating medical professional’s independent professional judgment and consideration of the patient’s needs, the resources available at the location at which the medical professional services are being provided (e.g., hospital, ambulatory clinic, physician’s office, etc.), and any other unique circumstances. This information should not be used to replace, substitute for, or overrule a qualified medical professional’s judgment. Users assume full responsibility with respect to any reliance on this information and understand and agree that Penn Medicine is not responsible or liable for any errors or omissions or for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from the use of this information.
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We are all in this together. We could not be prouder to be facing this storm with the competent, brilliant, and dedicated staff of our health system. We are here to equip you with the knowledge you need to be the incredible providers this crisis demands.
Stay safe, and support each other.