Screening areas, treatment centres and community facilities are part of the strategic priorities for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) outbreak preparedness, readiness and response. The SARI Facilities training package has been developed to meet the operational needs emerging with the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a thorough understanding of the principles driving the design process of COVID-19 screening areas for health care facilities, community facilities and SARI treatment centres, including how to repurpose an existing building into a SARI treatment centre.
These materials were launched on 06/02/2020. As the scientific evidence and technical guidance regarding COVID-19 are constantly evolving, the materials in this course are outdated. This course is undergoing a revision. An updated version of this course will be available in the first quarter of 2023. In the meantime, please refer to https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 for the latest updates.
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Overview: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. This course provides principles, minimum requirements and technical specifications to design and set up SARI-related facilities though short lectures and technical tutorials. It targets personnel involved in preparedness and response, including health managers and planners, architects, engineers, logistics, water and sanitation staff, clinical and nursing staff, carers and other health care providers, and health promoters.
Learning objectives: By the end 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.