This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.
This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.
These materials were last updated on 18/01/2022. As the scientific evidence and technical guidance regarding COVID-19 are constantly evolving, please refer to https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 for the latest updates
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 - Nederlands - Tetun - বাংলা - فارسي - Soomaaliga - සිංහල -ภาษาไทย -தமிழ் - Казақ тілі - ქართული ენა
This course will cover the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures required in order to:
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:
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
Should you be interested in learning about how to correctly perform hand hygiene, please refer to the OpenWHO course: https://openwho.org/courses/IPC-HH-en