To assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, new testing centers are being set up to test individuals for the virus. Testers will require training to ensure safe and correct testing of patients and the safety of those professionals who will be administering the tests. This COVID-19 Testing Practices and Procedures training course is intended for qualified healthcare employees and volunteers, who will administer tests at a COVID-19 testing site.

This training course instructs the learners on the following:

  • The symptoms of COVID- 19 and how the virus spreads
  • Patients who should be tested and how to identify those who should receive priority testing
  • Standard precautions, including proper hand washing techniques, and proper personal protective equipment for COVID-19 testing
  • Safe use and removal of personal protective equipment
  • Contents of the diagnostic test kit
  • Proper patient and specimen identification
  • Correct medical procedures for nasal and throat swabs
  • Guidelines for storing specimens for shipment

At the end of the training, learners will complete a quiz and receive confirmation of completion.

This training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.