Training for Healthcare Professionals

Training for Healthcare Professionals
Updated July 20, 2020
Clinical Care & Infection Control

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls

Learn the latest clinical information and guidance about COVID-19. Recent COCA Calls address infection control in nursing homes and dental settings, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and clinical perspectives from the across the nation’s healthcare systems.

Webinars: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls


COVID-19 Prevention in Long-term Care Facilities

Learn how to protect nursing home and long-term care residents from COVID-19.

Webinars: COVID-19 Prevention in Long-term Care Facilities


COVID-19 Prevention in Hemodialysis Facilities

Learn ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hemodialysis facilities.

Webinars: COVID-19 Prevention in Hemodialysis Facilities


CDC Update

Learn about epidemiology, research, and clinical care developments from CDC.

Video interview: CDC Update


Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course

Learn best practices for infection prevention and control in nursing homes. Free CE.

Self-paced online course: Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course external icon

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Donning and Doffing PPE

Learn how to safely put on (don) and take off (doff) PPE recommended for healthcare personnel caring for patients with COVID-19.

Videos: Donning and Doffing PPE


Healthcare Respiratory Protection Resources

Learn about respiratory protection in healthcare settings.

Varied Formats: Healthcare Respiratory Protection Resources

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)

Application and Integration of NPIs into Pre-Pandemic Influenza Planning, Preparedness and Response

Learn about NPIs to help slow the spread of pandemic flu. Some of the pandemic flu NPI training is applicable to COVID-19. Free CE.

Self-paced online course: Application and Integration of NPIs into Pre-Pandemic Influenza Planning, Preparedness and Responseexternal icon


The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1

Learn about the science on social distancing, strategies to support it, and how findings from past pandemics — as well as the current one — can shape responses today.

Webinar: The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1external icon


The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2

Learn more about social distancing. Topics include benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

Webinar: The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2external icon

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Hurricane Preparedness

Learn how to protect communities during the 2020 hurricane season while practicing social distancing. Free CE.

Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness


Psychological First Aid

Learn how Psychological First Aid can help you promote safety, connectedness, and hope in times of crisis. Free CE.

Webinar: Psychological First Aid


Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication

Learn how to communicate in a public health emergency. Topics include the psychology of a crisis, messages and audiences, and community engagement. Free CE.

Webinar: Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication


Public Health Emergency Law Online Training

Learn how to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response.

Self-paced online course: Public Health Emergency Law Online Trainingexternal icon


Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Learn how to address the needs of women of reproductive age during and after public health emergencies. Free CE.

Self-paced online course: Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response


National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Learn about NIMS, the Incident Command System (ICS), and National Response Framework.

Self-paced online course: National Incident Management System (NIMS)external icon

Additional Topics

Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses

Learn about the scope and nature of violence in the healthcare setting. Free CE.

Self-paced online course: Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses


COVID-19 in Animals

Learn about COVID-19 in animals, treatment guidance for veterinary facilities, and guidance for meat and poultry processors. Free CE.

Webinars: COVID-19 in Animals


COVID-19 Trainings on TRAIN

Find additional COVID-19 training on TRAIN. Note: Links to non-CDC courses do not constitute an endorsement by CDC. Only courses offered by CDC Course Providers have been verified and approved by CDC.

Varied formats: COVID-19 Trainings on TRAINexternal icon