The Course helps you Learn how to better manage COVID-19 patients in African primary care settings where patient attendance is down due to COVID-19.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a decrease in primary care attendance noticed across peri-urban settings in Africa.
Alongside patient fears over attending a virus hotspot, it’s known that primary care providers feel unprepared to manage patients with COVID-19 like symptoms.
On this course for primary healthcare providers, you’ll learn about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Africa.
You’ll find out about safe patient management including PPE, infection prevention and control, and the wider health impact of the pandemic.
You’ll also learn how to develop trust in low and middle-income countries that primary care settings are able to meet the international COVID-19 safety requirements.
Dr. Edwin Mule.
The course will cover what you need to know and what you need to do in relation to the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in primary care. Topics we will cover include:
- Background of COVID-19
- Current situation in Africa
- When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care
- Safe assessment of suspected cases
- Infection prevention and control
- Management of acutely unwell patients
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Develop understanding of COVID-19, and specifically its impact across Africa
- Describe the correct management plans for patients on home isolation
- Identify procedures for prevention and control in primary care, and safe management of personal protective equipment for medical staff and patients
- Apply the necessary measures to keep your primary care services running and routine care
Who is this Course for?
The aim of this course is to help clinicians contribute to a gradual return to the patient volumes observed before the outbreak in Africa.
The course is designed for primary care providers operating across the African continent, with a particular focus on upper lower to lower-middle-income populations where information sharing can be difficult.
This may include non-physician clinicians (NPCs) known as clinical officers (COs) across selected African countries.