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Course Overview

COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on healthcare systems around the world. As a healthcare professional, it’s important to know how to respond safely and effectively. On this course, you’ll explore the epidemiology, clinical symptoms and signs, and current management of COVID-19 and follow the evolving situation in the UK. You’ll learn how to complete a safe assessment of suspected COVID-19 cases and discover the best protocol to protect yourself and others.

  • Background of COVID-19
  • Current situation in the UK
  • When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care
  • Safe assessment of suspected cases
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Management of acutely unwell patients
  • Management of those with mild symptoms in home isolation
  • Consultation tips and advice on keeping your practice running safely
  • Mitigation of the psychological effects of social isolation

This course is designed for front-line clinicians, healthcare workers and professionals who are dealing with the large volume of patients in the current COVID-19 pandemic within the UK primary care. This course will also be relevant to healthcare practitioners around the globe, though the course will be based around guidance by UK public health bodies

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Improve your understanding of the coronavirus disease 2019 specifically to the situation in the UK
  • Identify procedures for prevention and control in primary care
  • Describe the correct management plans for patients on home isolation
  • Apply the necessary measures to keep your general practice running and routine care