Nasal swab technique for COVID 19

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    769 students

What you'll learn

The ideal response of a health care professional when a communicable disease outbreak occurs is to begin testing for patients as well as healthy individuals for symptoms as early as possible. This can help in quick identification of cases, early management for those people, and immediate isolation to prevent the spread of the pandemic. This can also prevent the spread of diseases from carriers to healthy patients. While we are obviously not in that ideal situation with COVID-19, testing remains critical.read more »»

It’s crucial to help the health care setups to treat, isolate, or hospitalize people who are infected and prevent the spread of the pandemic. Testing also is important in the bigger public health picture on mitigation efforts, helping investigators characterize the prevalence, spread, and contagiousness of the disease. Nasal swab remains one of the most important testing methods for COVID -19 patients. This can be either molecular testing or an antigen testing method that helps to detect the genetic material of the virus in the diseased individuals or certain proteins that are a part of COVID -19.

As COVID -19 is contagious, it is difficult to even for health care professionals to collect a nasal swab from infected and healthy individuals without proper precautions and aseptic conditions. This course gives an overview of how to equip the healthcare provider with knowledge about the nasopharyngeal (nasal) swab procedure. and how to enable the healthcare provider to safely and successfully collect nasopharyngeal specimens from individuals being tested for COVID-19.

Who should attend?

All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of:

  •  To equip the healthcare provider with knowledge about the nasopharyngeal (nasal)
    swab procedure.
  • To enable the healthcare provider to safely and successfully collect nasopharyngeal
    specimens from individuals being tested for COVID-19.

Partner

Medvarsity is the pioneer in online medical education and is now Asia’s largest company in the domain with more than 50,000 graduates who have upskilled through the courses offered by the organization and more than 10,000 active learners who are engaged in their online medical courses and contact programs.

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