COVID-19 emergency: our commitment
E-learning in the days of coronavirus
Thanks to the funding of some National Federations of healthcare professionals (namely the Italian Federation of Medical Professional Associations, FNOMCeO, and the Federation of Italian Pharmacists Associations, FOFI) and to its own direct investments, Zadig has in short time succeeded in developing a free of charge e-learning offer on the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which includes three online courses:
In partnership with FNOMCeO, Zadig has developed a free of charge e-learning course on the new coronavirus for all Italian physicians that was published on the FadInMed technological platform not even 24 hours after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Italy. The online course, which is periodically updated, has already been attended by tens of thousands of participants.
Zadig, together with ANPAS (Pubbliche Assistenze Italian Associations that aid to the general population, currently representing 880 associations), has developed and published an online course on the new coronavirus for all volunteers involved on the field. The course, completely free of charge, offers suggestions, recommendations and information about the coronavirus and is provided on the FORMARS technological platform.
In partnership with the National Federation of Orders of Nursing Professions (FNOPI), Zadig has accredited and manages on the FadInMed technological platform the e-learning course "COVID-19: practical guide for health workers", free of charge for all nurses. The course has been developed by the Generation Italy Foundation, based on the scientific contents by the Università Vita e salute del San Raffaele and with the support of Sky..
To complete the education offer and continue the decision of providing exclusively independent courses without any sponsorship, Zadig has also published 5 other online courses available on the SAEPE technological platform for individual purchase by professionals:
Zadig was immediately committed to anticipate the emergency, creating and publishing the first online course on the new coronavirus, that was launched a week before the first cases in Italy. The course is published on the SAEPE technological platform, is periodically updated and is open to all healthcare professionals..
Zadig has developed and published an online course focused on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the dressing and undressing procedures (donning and doffing) for healthcare workers involved in the new coronavirus emergency. The course is provided vie the SAEPE technological platform and is open to all healthcare professionals.
Zadig has developed and published an online course on smart working. This new way of working, increasingly widespread because of the pandemics, must be carried out safely, meaning that companies must act properly and be concerned about the health of remote workers. The course delivered on the SAEPE platform is open to all healthcare workers.
Zadig has developed and published an online course on the role of occupational physicians after the Government Decrees that allowed some companies to continue the working activities. What are the measures to reduce the risk of infection of workers? The course, aimed at physicians, deals with important topics in the emergency situation.
Scienza in rete: our journalistic commitment on the COVID-19 frontline
Scienza in rete (Science on the net), Zadig’s magazine dedicated to Italian research in Europe and in the world and to scientific information, is covering the coronavirus emergency with the daily publication of various articles with different approaches. More in details:
- Interviews to experts, among whom Walter Ricciardi, Ilaria Capua, RIno Rappuoli, Vittorio Demicheli
- Activities of data processing related, mostly related to epidemiological data on COVID-19 in Italy (by Giovanni Sebastiani, Institute for Applied Mathematics- National Research Council, IAC- CNR)
- Updates on research and scientific publishing on Sars-CoV-2
- Comments and contributions of the extended network of epidemiologists and experts of the various fields, on data and health literacy
New coronavirus emergency: editorial staffs at work
EpiCentro the portal of epidemiology for public health of the National Institute of Health (ISS) managed by Zadig, began to follow the epidemics from its first outbreak in Wuhan, implementing a section dedicated to the new coronavirus, publishing the information released by the international agencies and institutions and translating the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) risk assessments. Since the outbreak that occurred in Italy, EpiCentro has supported the communication of the Iss website on the pandemicsZadig's editorial staff is engaged 7 days a week, publishing both in-depth materials (thematic focuses) addressed to health workers and daily infographics that collect data related to the integrated surveillance system of COVID-19 in Italy. Twice a week (Tuesday and Friday) EpiCentro publishes the bulletin of surveillance data. Reports on the analysis of fatalities and characteristics of population deceased with coronavirus are also published on a 2-weekly basis. The editorial staff follows the communication requirements related to the evolving pandemic, continuously publishing new or updated contents
Cancer screening during and after COVID-19
Zadig has created a section on the pandemic emergency on the website of the National Centre for Screening Monitoring (ONS), following the changes in the screening programs in the different Italian regions and beginning a debate on the future of these oncological prevention programs once the pandemic has ended.