Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)



Overview:

This course will cover the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures required in order to:

  • Be prepared and ready to respond to an outbreak, in particular, the one due to COVID-19.

  • Limit human to human transmission by way of implementing WHO recommended IPC interventions.

  • Identify, isolate and report suspect and confirmed cases.

There are resources attached to each module to help you dive further into this topic.

Learning objectives:

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • define IPC and its role in the context of preparedness, readiness and response;

  • describe the current epidemiological COVID-19 situation, including case definitions and signs & symptoms;

  • describe source control, administrative controls and environmental and engineering controls;

  • describe the WHO-recommended IPC measures for health care facilities, including when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases;

  • describe additional IPC measures to be taken to assist in general preparedness within a health care facility.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.


Link: https://openwho.org/courses/COVID-19-IPC-EN

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