Contact Tracing Training - New

According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contact tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this online course, developed based on CDC and public health guidelines.

Whether you work in an organization tasked with completing contact tracing of its employees and visitors or you want to seek a full-time position as a contact tracer, this course will teach you the necessary skills.

Part I – Introduction to Contact Tracing

  • Cases, Contacts, Isolation and Quarantine
  • High Risk Situations

Part II – Basics of Covid-19

  • SARS-CoV-2 Virus
  • Risk Factors for Severe Disease
  • Diagnosis and Transmission Prevention

Part III – Ethics and Effective Communication Skills for Contact Tracers

  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues
  • Establishing Rapport through Effective Communication

Part IV – Investigating and Tracing Contacts

  • Basic Steps of Contact Tracing
  • Case and Contact Calls
  • Job Opportunities for Contact Tracers

Course Outcomes
At the end of this course, you will:

  • Be knowledgeable regarding the transmission of viruses
  • Be familiar with the Covid-19 virus
  • Learn effective communication skills for contact tracing
  • Learn the steps for effective contact tracing

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About the Instructor

Jeff Kritzer has a degree in Health Education from The University of Oregon. He has successfully developed courses including “Advanced Data Analysis”. He has a PhD in Education and is currently a Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.