COVID-19 Specific Training
Details of free training courses and online resources, including the use of PPE, to help with the fight against COVID-19.
Free ‘train the trainer’ sessions from Norfolk & Waveney CCG are for anyone in a care home who has responsibility and the capabilities to deliver the infection prevention and control training to your staff. Some of you will have already had training, face to face by the swabbing team, but you can still attend the online training if you wish.
The team delivering the training want to ensure they are providing you with an opportunity to have access to a training tool which can support you and your staff in best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Thursday 18th June: 10-12 and 1-3
You will then be sent an electronic invite with joining instructions. The training will be via Microsoft Teams and downloading the app onto your laptop or phone does not take long - you can see the video on the phone, albeit not so well.
The training materials
For the training materials around Infection Prevention and Control for Care Homes and COVID-19 visit the Knowledge Anglia website and see the Infection Prevention and Control section:
Explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope. This free course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.
SCIE COVID-19 Infection prevention and control e-learning course (added 11/5/20)
A new video-based course for care providers in care homes and home care will teach you about the spread of infection and what you can do to protect both yourself and the people you care for.
Skills for Health are providing a free online resource for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support.
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme
This programme contains e-learning courses relating to the prevention and treatment relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, useful links are included to other sources of information from the NHS and the UK Government.
COVID-19 and care home settings - presentation (added 02/04/20)
Public Health England have produced an ‘all-in-one COVID-19 overview’ slide pack for residential and nursing home settings. This may be used as a stand-alone training aid or for raising awareness as part of a team meeting. It covers the chronology of the UK COVID-19 pandemic, clinical features, transmission, infection control, vulnerable groups, PPE, waste management and advice for staff.
It is important to remember that advice on some topics is rapidly being revised. This is a useful overview for staff in care home settings with many applications for home care too.
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Prevention and Control (Infection Prevention Society)
PPE Guidance: How to work safely in care homes - 17/04/20
Advice to those working in care homes on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.
The guidance includes:
- a flowchart for care workers providing care to residents to identify whether there is a need for personal protective equipment (PPE)
- PPE recommendations for care home staff
- frequently asked questions on the use of PPE in care homes
- examples which help to identify the correct use of PPE when undertaking activities that require physical contact or activities which do not require physical contact but are carried out in close proximity to residents
COVID-19: putting on and removing PPE – a guide for care homes (video) (updated 27/04/20)
PPE guidance: When to use a type IIR fluid resistant surgical face mask and when to use a FFP3 respirator
PPE guidance: Putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) in Care Homes (added 23/04/20)
PPE guidance: Taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) in Care Homes (added 23/04/20)
PPE guidance: Putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-aerosol generating procedures (video)
This video shows how to safely don (put on) and doff (take off) the personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for health and social care settings involving possible cases of COVID-19.
Helping to prevent infection - a quick guide for managers and staff in care homes
The SCIE Coronavirus hub has links to the Government COVID-19 advice documents
The Knowledge Anglia website has links to the Government COVID-19 advice documents