COVID-19 for doctors

Training for doctors

Welcome to our Right to Care training guide for Doctors, we hope you find this information useful.

Doctors play multiple roles in the COVID-19 pandemic:   

  • Screening, testing and triaging 
  • Case management
  • ICU management
  • Restructuring hospitals for infection control purposes 
  • Restructuring hospitals and roles to increase health system capacity 
  • Managing and monitoring the COVID-19 response. 

We recommend working through the following documents to equip doctors with the information and skills required to fulfil their job requirements. The documents can be found below. 


1) Basic training on COVID-19 

Click here for presentation without narration.

Click here for presentation with narration.

2) Training for doctors by RTCclick here

3) COVID severity scoring tool by Netcare, click here 

4) Video training by Prof Rabie:

How to prepare for testing

How to put on PPE

Specimen collection, Part 1

Specimen collection, Part 2

Removing PPE

5) Cheat sheet for doctors, click here

6) Video example of hospital set up for infection control measures, by Dr Tom Boyles,  click here.

7) Home Isolation Information sheetclick here.

8) Household Contacts Information Sheetclick here.

9) Guide for healthcare workers to protect themselves and their families by the Western Cape DoH, click here

10) Clinical Management of Acute COVID-19 by the NDoH/NICD, click here

11) IPC Guideline by the NDoH/NICD, click here

12) COVID-19 Hospital Facility Preparedness Guide RUDASA, click here

13) Scientific articles and presentations, click here

Most PowerPoint presentations can either be played in video format using the prerecorded narrations, or they can be used as PowerPoint slides and narrated by a presenter.   

Please be aware that information is changing rapidly as this pandemic is progressing, so please make sure that you have the most up to date versions of the training materials. Different countries and regions may have differing guidelines, so please adapt these materials where necessary.   

Remember that all workers aiding in the pandemic response need to be protected, supported, monitored, inspired, and appreciated, as it is a difficult time for everyone.  

If you have any questions or concerns about these materials, if you require further support, or documents in an editable format or translated into different languages, please feel free to contact us on 

Wishing you all the best in your fight against COVID-19! 

Kind regards, 

Right to Care


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