COVID-19 for nurses

Guide for training outreach and facility-based nurses

Welcome to our Right to Care training guide for outreach and facility nurses. We hope you find this information useful.

The primary roles of outreach nurses in the fight against coronavirus are:

  1. Monitoring and mentoring of Community Health Workers
  2. Ongoing patient education on Coronavirus in households
  3. Testing all COVID-19 suspects in households
  4. Ensuring all documents are completed correctly
  5. Following up COVID-19 confirmed patients

The primary roles of facility nurses in the fight against coronavirus are:

  1. Patient education on Coronavirus
  2. Screening all patients entering the facility for COVID-19
  3. Assessment, triage, and testing of COVID-19 suspects
  4. Ensuring all documents are completed correctly
  5. Ensuring specimens are safely transported to the laboratory
We recommend working through the following documents, which will equip outreach and facility nurses with the information and skills required to fulfil their job requirements.
Powerpoint presentations can either be played in video format using the pre-recorded 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.


1) Basic training on COVID-19:

Click here for presentation without narration

Click here for presentation with narration

2) Facility nurses screening and testing presentationclick here

3) Training for outreach nurses, click here

4) For CMore, Kaizala or other screening apps/toolsclick here

5) Prof Rabie training videos:

How to prepare for testing

How to put on PPE

Specimen collection, Part 1

Specimen collection, Part 2

Removing PPE

6) Home isolation information sheetclick here

7) Household contacts information sheetclick here

8) Outreach Nurses Cheat Sheetclick here

9) Facility Nurses Cheat Sheetclick here

10) Checklist for Outreach Nursesclick here

11) Pre-packed testing kit checklistsclick here

12) Cheat Sheet on the mixing of bleach for surface cleaning and hand washingclick here

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

If you have any questions or concerns about these materials; if you require further support; or you would like access to 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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