AGAWAM, Massachusetts (April 2, 2020)—dmetrain, the employee education expert for medical equipment providers, is offering a free training course on COVID-19.

The course, which is available online here, will be updated about weekly to stay up with the quickly evolving public health crisis.

“Our goal in releasing this course to the public at no cost is to try to get this information out to everyone in our industry and help them in any way we can,” said dmetrain President Jon Jasperson. “We want everyone to know in real time about the safest way to conduct business and keep themselves and their customers healthy.”

The course includes information on how the virus spreads, infection control measures, advice for companies dealing with clientele and more. Future versions will address more specific information such as billing and changing documentation requirements. The company is also gathering feedback from participants to determine what topics are needed.

Jasperson said dmetrain decided to start working on the course in early March when company staff realized several exhibitors were not at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas due to the global pandemic. They started researching coronavirus information—but found it difficult due to conflicting guidance from the World Health Organization, the Centers from Disease Control and other sources.

While most of dmetrain’s courses apply for industry accreditation and/or continuing education, this one is not for credit, a decision the designers made to allow for speed and flexibility.

“We want everyone to benefit from it, and if there’s anything we can do to advocate for the industry, we want to do it,” Jasperson said.