Training for any clinician caring for patients in the context of COVID-19. Includes continuing education courses and downloadable protocols for crisis symptom management, and communication resources specific to conversations with patients and families about COVID-19.

Symptom Management

Symptom Management: COVID-19 Prescribing Guidance

Medications and starting doses for common symptoms.

Stepwise Protocols for Crisis Symptom Management

Practical guidance to be shared with all clinicians to ensure patient symptoms are managed.

Dyspnea in Patients with Serious Illness

Take this online course to learn how to manage dyspnea, including the physical causes of shortness of breath and the emotional impact on the patient.

Course 6: Prescribing An Opioid

Safe and appropriate opioid prescribing for the opioid-naive patient with serious illness.

Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of serious illness, and can cause dangerous complications. Take this online course to learn practical skills to identify, manage, and reduce these symptoms.

Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness

Constipation occurs in at least 70% of patients living with a serious illness and often goes unrecognized. Take this online course to learn critical skills to identify and manage the impact of constipation.

Communicating About COVID-19

COVID-Ready Communication Skills: A VitalTalk Open Source Primer

Practical advice on how to talk about difficult topics related to COVID-19, including specific phrasing for patient and family conversations.

Serious Illness Care Program COVID-19 Response Toolkit

Conversation guide, telehealth communication tips, recommendation aid, and care planning resources.

Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Toolkit


Whether your organization is in the middle of a COVID-19 surge or planning forward, CAPC has tools, technical assistance, clinical training, and convening opportunities to help.

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