COVID-19 Health Education resource center

With so much information published daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to help you inform your students about the virus with a selection of videos, summaries and skills designed to support the learning of your medical and nursing students.

Coronavirus illustration


COVID-19: The Facts

Help your students to understand the Novel coronavirus with a 3D overview using our Complete Anatomy app.

Podcast: An Infectious Disease Specialist Discusses COVID-19 Testing, Immunity, and Treatments

Elsevier author and clinician, Dr. Ted O’Connell speaks with Dr. Jennifer Babik about the COVID-19 pandemic.Topics in this interview are focused on the disease itself with questions being answered such as: What do we know about the incubation period of COVID-19? Can the COVID-19 virus mutate or develop other strains such as we see in seasonal flu?


Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine E-Book (Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine)

Viral infections

Chapter 32, Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, Sixth Edition (Elsevier, 2016)
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Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation, Chapter 31, Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition (Elsevier, 2017)

Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation

Chapter 31, Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition (Elsevier, 2017)
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A chapter to give to your students to help them understand the various techniques available to clinicians to improve the gas exchange functions of the respiratory system, including ventilation.

In the clinic

Whether your students are supporting in hospitals or would like to understand and practice the key skills needed to assess and diagnose someone presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, these skills can support and help their learning.

Coronavirus: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Download and share a concise evidence-based summary with current guidelines for healthcare professionals.


Assessment of breathing

View the skill overview, watch a video and complete a self-test quiz.

Assessment of breathing

Resources for responding to Covid-19

Summary view (PPT) for healthcare professionals in the intensive care setting.


Resources for responding to Covid-19- for healthcare professionals in the intensive care setting

Podcast: Conditions That Increase Your Risk with COVID-19 Infection

Elsevier author and Clinician Ted O'Connell discusses comorbidities that may increase your risk of having severe symptoms if infected with COVID-19. These conditions include: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, COPD, and more.

Student insights

COVID-19 Newsletters authored by students from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

A team of second year students from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall are currently writing daily reports that are focused on answering clinical questions about emerging best practices in COVID-19.Their deep searches and appraisal of the current COVID 19 evidence, with oversight from Jeffrey R. Boscamp, MD, Vice Dean and Professor of Pediatrics, has resulted in a series of well written and thoughtful topic overviews.

Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health System have kindly allowed us to share these broadly as they provide a great resource for you and your students of new health care knowledge and practices for COVID-19.

Live maps and charts

Chart the spread of COVID-19 cases across the globe.

COVID-19 Map

Covid-19 map

Healthcare TV Network

Our expert author Dr. Raj Dasgupta answers the top 20 questions people have been asking about (COVID-19).

Dr. Raj Dasgupta discusses the impact of hydroxychloroquine on patients with rheumatological diseases.

Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.

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