Course Topics
Online Preparedness Training Program
for Schools and Communities
Click on course title to take online training. Click on video link to watch accompanying video.
Understanding MRSA: Facts not Fiction:
This course provides a 20-30 minute overview about MRSA -- what it is, how it spreads and how it can be prevented. This course also seeks to clarify many common myths and misunderstandings about the disease.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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The Flu and You:
Basic Steps to Staying Healthy
:
This course provides a 20-30 minute overview of flu and flu prevention and attempts to clarify common infection control myths within schools. The course also includes tips on how to encourage healthy habits in schools, at home, and in our communities.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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Disease Reporting Made Simple:
(For all Schools in LA County [Except LAUSD -- see separate LAUSD course]): This course, intended for school administrators and principals, provides a 20-30 minute overview about reporting infectious diseases in schools. This training will also help schools by informing them of the resources at their disposal for public health-related information.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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Disease Reporting Made Simple
for LAUSD Schools
:
This course, intended for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school administrators, principals, and nurses, provides a brief 5 minute overview about reporting infectious diseases in LAUSD schools.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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Flu Preparedness for
Early Childcare Providers and Families
:
This course provides a 20-30 minute overview about what childcare programs and families can do to prevent the spread of the flu. This course also provides information about early childhood and the flu, and includes resources on flu prevention.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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Myths and Facts About Flu Vaccination:
This course provides a 20-30 minute overview about the importance of flu vaccination in the prevention of flu and complications from the illness. This course also provides information about how vaccination works to prevent illness and corrects common misunderstanding about flu vaccination.
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A supplementary video is also available to view and share.
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Learning about important health topics through our interactive online trainings is free, fun and easy! Take the courses at your own pace and repeat them as often as you like.

Engaging and informative videos are designed to reinforce concepts addressed in the online courses. These free videos can also be downloaded for sharing with wider audiences, such as in classrooms, homes, community meetings, and physician and hospital waiting rooms.

The Online Preparedness Training Program has been developed to:
  • Improve the communication between School Nurses, School/District Administrators and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding infectious diseases in schools and other public health-related issues
  • Reinforce the correct protocols for reporting communicable diseases in schools
  • Dispel myths and misinformation about common diseases in schools, such as MRSA and influenza (flu)
  • Encourage healthy habits in schools and communities
  • Inform early childcare providers and families about flu preparedness
  • Raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccination to protect communities

Intended Audience:
  • School Nurses
  • School Administrators/Principals
  • Emergency Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • PTA Members
  • Others/General Public
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