1 Clinical Education Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Health Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

3 Non‑Communicable Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

5 Department of Pathology, Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

6 Department of Pathology, Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, Research Center of Quran, Hadith and Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Front‑line clinicians and health‑care workers need to be educated to provide care in critical situations
such as large‑scale catastrophes and pandemics. This narrative review is focused on investigating
educational strategies in confrontation with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic. We
conducted a literature search in December 2020 through LitCovid, PubMed, ERIC, and Cochrane
Library in order to retrieve relevant studies regarding the role of education in prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment of COVID‑19. There were 12 reviewed studies related to this specific subject. The
articles selected for this study demonstrated that education and training had a positive impact on the
knowledge and attitude of the participants and also the educational interventions, whether they were
simulation‑based or other formats of training, would be deemed crucial for enhancing participants’ level
of perceptions and confidence. Therefore, it is highly recommended that public health policymakers
consider this important issue.


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