Testing for COVID-19

Training for testing on COVID-19

Welcome to our Right to Care training guide on testing for COVID-19, we hope you find this information useful.

Testing for COVID-19 is the cornerstone of epidemiological monitoring and case identification, and thus it is important to ensure that we are conducting all tests as accurately as possible.

Testing is covered in training presentations for Nurses, Doctors, and Dentists, but in this training, we just present short, simple videos for review of the testing protocols, as well as form completion.

We recommend working through the following documents to equip COVID-19 testers with the information and skills required to fulfil their job requirements.


1) How to test for COVID-19, click here

2) Guide to form completion, Click here

3) Prof Rabie vidoes for training:

How to prepare for testing

How to put on PPE

Specimen collection, Part 1

Specimen collection, Part 2

Removing PPE

4) Forms Completion Summary, Click here

Most 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.

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 Julia.Turner@righttocare.org

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

Kind regards

Right to Care

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