This course is also available in the following languages:
русский - 日本語 - français - Bahasa Indonesia - Español - Português - Italiano - српски језик - 中文 - македонски јазик - Türkçe - język polski - Tiếng Việt - العربية.
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.
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.
After completing this course, should you be interested in learning about how to correctly put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of COVID-19, please refer to the OpenWHO course: COVID-19: How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE): https://openwho.org/courses/IPC-PPE-EN