Online Program

14. A Safe Return to School during the Pandemic: Bringing the Science behind COVID-19 Infection Prevention to the Classroom



Cost: Free

Contact Hours 0.0


After viewing this program, the participant should be able to:

1. Describe the latest understanding of the basics of SARS-CoV-2 and how it is transmitted, including the Delta variant.

2. Identify the Pillars of Infection Control.

3. Describe how prevention strategies are mapped to the mode of transmission.

4. Describe how strategies are aligned with conditions in schools and communities.


Westyn Branch-Elliman Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc Westyn is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a specialist in infectious diseases and infection prevention. She is formerly the Medical Director of Infection Control for the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System. She is a clinician investigator at the VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research with expertise in epidemiology and implementation science. Her research is focused on measuring the risks and benefits of different infection prevention strategies and on expanding infection control beyond traditional inpatient settings.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers will disclose any conflict of interest to declare prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2016U018

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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