Pandemic Perspectives: Placing COVID-19 in Historical Context

Recorded On: 07/15/2020

PANDEMIC: Prevalence in an entire country or the world. Historical records indicate infectious diseases have reached pandemic proportions throughout history, each affecting thousands, even millions of people across the globe. The coronavirus (COVID-19), now listed among other notorious diseases, has impacted 216 countries or territories and has infected more than 9 million people. This webinar presents COVID-19 within an historical context and includes a review of viral and bacterial infection and transmission. 

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will be able to: 
1) Recognize COVID-19 in relation to other notable pandemic diseases
2) Describe the differences between viral and bacterial infection
3) List common types of transmission and transmission prevention 

Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI®

Clinical Education & Publications Manager, INS

Dawn serves as INS’ Clinical Education and Publications Manager. She has been an active INS member and a CRNI® since 2005. She served on INS’ National Council on Education from 2011 to 2014 and on INS’ Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining the INS team, Dawn worked for 13 years as a clinical nurse specialist for infusion and as nurse manager of the infusion center, the venous access team, and the RN response team at the University of Wisconsin Health - University Hospital. Dawn holds a doctor of nursing practice in clinical leadership from the Henry Predolin School of Nursing at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin; a master’s of nursing education from the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: July 15, 2023

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