SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test training package
The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic test (RDT) training package is a structured comprehensive collection of training resources and tools to enable relevant institutions to organize, run and evaluate training of trainers and/or training of health workers who will be performing SARS-CoV-2 testing using Antigen RDTs.
The training package can be used in face to face training or as a blend of remote and face to face training. Materials can be adapted and customized based on national guidelines and target group of participants.
The training addresses the theoretical and practical components of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT testing and provide trainees with the skills and resources on how to safely perform SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT testing. It does not intend to address the implementation of Ag RDT testing across the diagnostic network. This is addressed in the SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests: An implementation guide and in policy guidance issued by the World Health Organization.
The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT training package v1.0 has been designed and developed by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the World Health Organization.
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The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT Training Package v1.0 materials provided below are freely available to download.
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Corrigendum and Updates – April 1st 2021
|Corrigendum and Updates – April 1st 2021 (pdf file - 287 KB)||Download|
Guidance for facilitators
|Training guide (doc file - 161 KB)||Download|
Additional materials for facilitators
|Checklist of training materials (doc file - 36 KB)||Download|
|FAQ (docx file - 48 KB)||Download|
|Competency assessment (doc file - 115 KB)||Download|
|Certificate template (ppt file - 43 KB)||Download|
|Training evaluation form (doc file - 43 KB)||Download|
|01 – Introduction (ppt file - 1.79 MB)||Download|
|02 - Overview of SARS-CoV-2 testing (ppt file - 2.44 MB)||Download|
|03 - SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies (ppt file - 3.28 MB)||Download|
|04 - Quality testing using RDTs (ppt file - 2.34 MB)||Download|
|05 - Safety for SARS-CoV-2 testing (zip file - 1.5 MB)||Download|
|06 - Sample collection (zip file - 3.93 MB)||Download|
|07 - Preparation for testing (ppt file - 3.5 MB)||Download|
|08 - Performing the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT (zip file - 3.26 MB)||Download|
|09 - Using SARS-CoV-2 RDT data (zip file - 3.32 MB)||Download|
|10 - Assuring quality results (zip file - 2.51 MB)||Download|
Additional module - Training of Trainers
|11 - Training testers (ppt file - 3.05 MB)||Download|
|Video: Putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for contact and droplet precautions for COVID-19 (zip file - 26.8 MB)||Download|
|How to do a SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT quick reference guide (zip file - 1.04 MB)||Download|
|[NEW] Video: How to conduct SARS-CoV-2 testing with antigen rapid diagnostic test (March - 2021) (zip file - 428 MB)||Download YouTube|
|[NEW] Video: How to collect oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal specimens for the diagnosis of COVID-19||YouTube|