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Care Home Swabbing Testing Programme

10th August 2020

Medical staff member with mask and protective equipment holds Coronavirus nasal swabs test tubes at drive-through testing point in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

The Clinical Education Centre are offering a new programme to support care home staff to accurately complete the COVID-19 swab testing process for staff and residents.

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the swab testing process in keeping with DOH ¬†Care Home COVID-19 Testing Guidance (2020)
  • Review the processes involved in the preparation and how to safely and effectively conduct a Covid-19 test using the Kingfisher testing kit
  • Identify how to record and register testing kits and register the completed tests online
  • Outline key aspects involved in packing and the courier procedure
  • Review documentation and how to manage results
  • Identify the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment¬†during swab testing

Programmes Dates

  • 18 August 2020
  • 25 August 2020
  • 01 September 2020

Places can be booked online by visiting the Programmes page of this website.

Programme flyer