Introduction:

SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic tests are an alternative option for diagnosing active SARS-CoV-2 infection through detection of viral proteins. Rapid antigen tests revolutionize the response to COVID-19 by providing accurate test results in 10 to 20 minutes instead of days, allowing tests to be done at point of care, and dramatically lowering the price of the tests.

Proper training on the safe use and implementation of antigen tests is vital to ensuring quality testing. A comprehensive training package around safety, sample collection, testing, reporting and management of antigen tests can be found below.

The training package includes facilitators’ guides for master trainers and trainers, training presentations, and supplementary materials to aid in the delivery of this training.

Instructions:

This training package contains materials for:

  1. Master trainers to facilitate workshops that equip trainers to successfully conduct SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen diagnostic test training;
  2. Trainers to facilitate in-person sessions that equip end users to perform SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen diagnostic testing, as well as learn the reporting and management of these tests.

The training package is very similar for both groups and should be used in the following manner:

 Training of Trainers (ToT)        

     • Facilitator’s Guide for Training of Trainers (Materials: Handbook for master trainers to facilitate ToT sessions)
     • Modules 0 – 11 (presentations for each module and supplementary materials that will need to be downloaded separately*)

Training of end-users

     • Facilitator’s Guide for Training of End Users (Materials: Handbook for trainers to facilitate end-user training)
     • Modules 1 – 11 (presentations for each module and supplementary materials that will need to be downloaded separately*)

*Note: the presentations and supplementary materials are the same for both training packages; they will only need to be downloaded once.

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Training of Trainers (ToT)

Activity

COVID-19 POC Antigen Test Training

The full training package can be downloaded here or individual modules can be downloaded separately below

COVID-19 Antigen Training Facilitator Guide

Facilitation Guide- Training of Trainers (ToT): (Handbook for Master Trainers)

Facilitation Guide- End User Training: (Handbook for Trainers)

Module 00: ToT Introduction and Good Facilitation

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 01: Training Introduction

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 02: COVID-19 Antigen Testing Strategy

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 03: High-Quality COVID-19 Antigen Testing

Presentation

Module 04: Safety: Infection Control and Prevention

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 05: Sample Collection

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 06: Antigen Testing

Presentation (Note: Test-specific content should be coordinated with manufacturer)

Supplementary Materials

Module 07: Data and Information Management

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 08: Diagnostics & Supplies Inventory Management

Presentation

Module 09: Quality Assurance

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 10: Testing Workflow

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Module 11: Basic Epidemiology: From Testing to Public Health Response

Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Competency Assessments

Competency Assessments

Answer Keys

Certification

Certification Process Instructions

Certification Form