COVID-19 Courses & Training
The courses below will help you better understand COVID-19 guidelines and how to manage COVID-19 diagnostics and treatment.
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SARS-COV-2 ANTIGEN RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST TRAINING
View the latest training materials on ASLM's COVID-19 Antigen testing.
ASLM’s COVID-19 ECHO Sessions
View the latest of ASLM’S COVID-19 ECHO SESSIONS
Troubleshooting Common Challenges Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test Establishment
Latest Update On Available Technology to Detect COVID-19
The Korean Experience for the African Continent
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Tests: BD and Cepheid
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Tests: QIAGEN & Thermo Fisher Scientific
Serology Tests and Their Role in the Pandemic Response
Implementing Fast Turn-Around Laboratory Testing for Control of COVID-19
Manufacturers of Molecular Diagnostics Tests Pt3: Abbott and Bio-Rad
Diagnostics in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Best Practices Implementing a Structured Quality Assured Testing Program
Procurement and Supply Chain for COVID-19 Diagnostics
Facial Masks During COVID-19: Homemaking, Disinfection and Imaging
May 2020 Waste Management Training
COVID-19 Biosafety Guidance for Laboratories Confirmation
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Tests: Abbott Serology in the Core Lab and Analytics
Specimen Referral Systems for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Tests: KH Medical Co., Ltd., South Korea & Inqaba Biotec
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Tests: PerkinElmer & Pro-Med Diagnostics, South Africa
June 2020 LabCoP ECHO Session
Key Considerations for Differentiated Service Delivery in the Context of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Tests: EUROIMMUN AG, Germany and Hologic, USA
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Tests: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.
Public Health Lab Networks and SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Challenges, Strategies, and Lessons from the USA
July 2020 LabCoP ECHO Session
No Time to Wait! Demand Creation for Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV
Laboratory Data Management Considerations for COVID-19 Response
Optimised Diagnostic Networks Key to Responding to COVID-19: Doing More with Less
August 2020 LabCoP ECHO Session
EQA Proficiency Testing Coverage, Results and Sustainability from the Perspective of a Service Provider
Special LabCoP ECHO Session
Establishing Diagnostic Connectivity for Laboratory Network Data Flow Across Conventional & POC Systems
Self-Collection of Nasal Specimens: Lowering the Barrier to SARS-CoV-2 Testing and Access to Care
COVID-19 Antigen Testing’s Role in the Helping Control the Pandemic
September 2020 LabCoP ECHO Session
Using Strategic Communications as a Tool for Social Change and Advocacy
COVID-19 Testing Project – Independent Evaluation Results: What Do We Know About Performance?
Considerations of Pooling Specimens for COVID-19 Testing by Real-Time RT-PCR
Unpacking the Global Launch of COVID-19 Ag-RDT Testing
Digital solutions supporting healthcare providers and stakeholders in their COVID-19 response
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostics Tests: Abbott Panbio SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostics Tests: STANDARD Q COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
Funding & Procurement Mechanisms for SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Tests
October 2020 LabCoP ECHO session on 29 October
Operationalising the M&E Sub-community of Practice: Improving M&E for HIV/TB and Emerging Challenges
Manufacturers of COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostics Tests: LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Assay
Launch of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Training Package
COVID-19 Diagnostics Training MOOC
Learn about the latest recommendations on COVID-19 diagnostics and testing from Future Learn
SARS-COV-2 ANTIGEN RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST TRAINING
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test training package?
The training package is a set of training materials and supplementary resources developed and made by ASLM in collaboration with partners to provide guidance and information on the use of antigen rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The RDTs referenced in the training include both lateral flow and device-based tests. The overall goal of these training materials is to support the scale-up of SARS-COV-2 testing in member states by creating an accessible, adaptable and thorough training package.
- Who is the target audience for the SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test training package?
The ultimate audience for the training is frontline healthcare workers and other end user service providers engaged in COVID-19 testing.
Materials are packaged into a training of trainers (ToT) set that may be used by trainers to deliver training to end users.
In addition, governments entities (e.g. Ministries of Health, National COVID-19 Task Forces) of members states, funding agencies, and development partners may use the overview and training materials to plan for training in the context of scale-up.
- What is the duration of this SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test training?
The suggested length of training is three days, consisting of two days of didactic/theory training with one day dedicated for practical sessions.
The duration can be adjusted and modified accordingly depending on the in-country local needs but should not exceed five days.
- May participants receive certificates after completing this SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test training?
Yes. To receive the training certificate, participants must have attended 100% of the didactic/theory training sessions and score at least 80% and 100% in the theory and practical assessments respectively, as evaluated by a trainer.
Trainers should email email@example.com with the completed certificate registration form which is located in the downloadable training package. Participants will be verified and sent ASLM certificates to their email.
- How does one access the SARS-COV-2 Antigen rapid diagnostic test training package?
You are required to register and login to download the materials.
A training overview intended for Ministries of Health and other policy-making audiences is available for all.
The full set of training materials are meant for ToTs and trainers but can be accessed by all. Assessments and certification forms are limited to trainers and can be accessed using an authentication code that will be made available via your country laboratory leadership. For more information and requests for accessing the assessments please email Silver Mashate at firstname.lastname@example.org.