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COVID-19 Awareness

COVID-19 Awareness

This COVID-19 Awareness online course will give an overview of advice, guidance, and information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how to recognise and prevent the spread of the virus.


Duration: 1.5 Hour     CPD Points: 2

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

    • Describe the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
    • Identify ways to prevent infection
    • Understand proper respiratory and hand hygiene practices
    • Identify and know how to don different types of PPE
    • Understand cleaning and decontamination protocols
    • Understand patient placement and assessment for infection risk
    • Understand stepdown infection control precautions and discharging
    • Describe continuance of care services for those infected with COVID-19
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • COVID-19 Awareness – Course Introduction
    • What is COVID-19?
    • How is COVID-19 Transmitted?
    • Incubation, Infection, and Clinical Recovery
    • COVID-19 Symptoms
    • Severity of COVID-19
    • Higher Risk Groups
    • How to Protect Others
    • If you Have Symptoms
    • Managing Contacts
    • Case Definition
    • Care Pathways
    • Administration Measures for Pathways

    Unit 2

    • Infection Control
    • Aerosol Generating Procedures
    • Respiratory Hygiene
    • Hand Hygiene
    • 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
    • PPE Guidelines
    • Types of PPE
    • PPE for Low Risk Pathway
    • PPE for Medium Risk Pathway
    • PPE for High Risk Pathway
    • Putting On and Taking Off PPE for Non-AGPs
    • Putting On and Taking Off  PPE for AGps
    • Who Should Weak Facemasks?
    • Cleaning
    • Decontamination with Possible/Confirmed Cases

    Unit 3

    • Screening and Triaging
    • Patient Assessment
    • Sampling and Testing
    • Patient Conveyance
    • Patient Placement
    • Clinical Improvement Criteria
    • Stepdown Infection Control Precautions
    • Caring for  the Deceased
    • Home Care Provision
    • Care Homes
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited COVID-19 Awareness Course free course certificate.


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