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COVID-19 for Response Team Training

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Introduction

This course has been developed to provide essential skills and knowledge to Community Healthcare Workers and other members of the Response Teams that will be visiting homes to screen for COVID-19 disease in household members. The screening of households has become an essential component in the containment of the disease to identify those members of the household with symptoms linked to COVID-19 timeously and refer them for care and treatment and, if necessary, quarantine as indicated. These measures have been put in place by the Department of Health following the lockdown procedure in the country since 26 March.


Who Should Enroll

All members of the COVID-Response Team, i.e. Community Health Workers and other first responders and frontline workers.


Course Design

Online through short animated videos.


Course Content

  • Video 1: Introduction to COVID-19 disease: the spread of the virus, protective measures, vulnerable population and signs and symptoms.
  • Video 2: The role of the Community Health Worker and COVID-19. Scope of work, equipment issued and how to activate the APP and screen household members.
  • Video 3: Personal Protective equipment and basic hygiene practices.
  • Video 4: What to do when you visit a household, including all possible situations that Response Teams have to manage, what to do when coming off shift and when you (as CHW) feel ill.
  • Video 5: How to fill in the screening questionnaire.


Contact

Mrs Madelene Engelbrecht

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 550 3692
Email: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za


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