Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations

Synopsis:

This 2 days course is to equip participants with knowledge of proper infection control and skills to perform AN (Anterior Nares), NP (Nasopharyngeal), OP-MT (Oropharyngeal Mid-turbinate) swabbing according to Ministry of Health’s protocol. The course consists of 7 modules (includes hands on session and competency assessment where applicable)

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Course Fees:

$400


Course Period:

June 2021 – December 2021 (Part-Time)

ABOUT THIS COURSE


The course will cover 7 subjects/modules as follows:


  1. Swab site workflows and operations
  2. Infection Prevention and Control Measures
  3. PPE Training
  4. N95 Mask Fitting Session
  5. AN, NP and OP-MT Swab Training
  6. Safe Handling, Packaging and Documentation of Swab Specimens
  7. Antigen Rapid Test (ART) & Serology Test Procedures

The course delivery includes hands-on instructions using study models and treating patients under instructor supervision.


Course Fee: $400


Course period: June 2021 – December 2021 (Part-Time)


>Average teacher-student ratio: 1 : 10 (for lecture), 1 : 1 (for clinical supervision)


After each module, students will be assessed on both their theoretical knowledge and practical expertise (where applicable). The assessment is in the form of:


  1. Written Examination
  2. Hands-on and clinical supervision

ADMISSION CRITERIA


Course entry requirement(s) Local Students

Open for Singaporean and Singaporean PR only

Course entry requirement(s) Foreign Students

Not applicable

HOW TO APPLY


Please email [email protected] for registration


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS


    GCE “N” Level or above

MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Lecture - Duration 1 hr


Synopsis:
This module covers the operations at a typical swab site. Trainees are taught how to manage human traffic flow and handling of on-site accident and emergency.


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Lecture- Duration 1 hr


Synopsis:
This module covers essential infection prevention and control measures such as the 8 steps of hand hygiene, disposal of biohazard wastes and and the difference between red and green zones at the swab site.


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Duration 1 hr


Synopsis:
Trainees are taught to the proper steps of donning and doffing full PPE.


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Duration 1 hr


Synopsis:
Selected vendor will do a mask fitting session for the trainees.


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Training/ On site assessment - Duration 6hrs (2 sessions)


Synopsis:
This module covers how to carry out screening before swabbing. Students are taught the 3 recommended swabbing techniques, i.e. Nasopharyngeal (NP), Anterior Nares (AN) and Oropharyngeal Mid-turbinate Swab (OP-MT)


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Duration - 1hr


Synopsis:
This module covers the end to end workflow commencing from checking and verifying client’s particular before swabbing, to sending specimens to the testing laboratory.


MODULE DETAILS


Certificate in Covid-19 Swabbing Proficiency and Swab Site Operations



Course Outline:
Duration- 1hr


Synopsis:
Trainees are taught the steps to perform Antigen Rapid Test & Serology Test.


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