As scientists, doctors, and governments try to get a grip on COVID-19, surgeon and partner of ES4P David Joyce, MD MBA, and Emergency Medical physician and former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski, MD, are partnering to offer a new online course on COVID-19 for healthcare providers. The course aims to go beyond improving providers’ understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering critical advice on what providers can do to care for their patients while mitigating the risks of contracting and spreading the disease themselves.

Dr. Joyce has deep expertise both as a gynecologic surgeon and as a healthcare educator. “The value of a consistent, up-to-date care process can’t be overstated, and regular updates will be automatically added to the course as time and circumstances dictate,” said Dr. Joyce.

Dr. Parazynski is trained in Emergency Medicine, served as a NASA astronaut, and has delivered healthcare in remote and austere environments, including Everest expeditions and overseeing the U.S. Antarctic Program’s medical clinic and supporting Antarctic staff by means of telemedicine. “The COVID-19 pandemic is especially challenging for those serving patients on the front line, and we aim to provide critical information on detection, prevention and supportive care to those who need it the most,” said Dr. Parazynski.

The course is researched, designed, and created by ES4P, a CME partner of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. ES4P online CME courses are accredited by Johns Hopkins. Learners can set their own schedule and pace, learn on any device, anywhere, 24-7-365, and have lifetime, unlimited access to the courses in which they are enrolled. The course is called “COVID-19 PANDEMIC MANAGEMENT,” click here to learn more.