COVID-19 antigen rapid test training package for community healthcare workers

The SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test community health worker (SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT CHW) training package is a structured, comprehensive collection of training resources and tools to support institutions to organize, run and evaluate training of trainers and/or training of CHWs who will be performing SARS-CoV-2 testing using Ag RDTs.

The training package can be used in face-to-face training or as a blend of remote 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 Ag RDT testing and provides CHW trainees with the skills and resources on how to safely perform SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT tests. It does not intend to address the implementation of Ag RDT testing across the diagnostic network.

The SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT CHW training package has been developed by FIND, based on the SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test training package designed and developed by FIND and WHO.

SARS-COV-2 AG RDT CHW

The materials for the SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT CHW training package provided below are freely available to download.

Guidance for facilitators

Additional materials for facilitators

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Other resources

Improving COVID-19 diagnostic data collection and use (pdf file – 3 MB) Download

Job aid: How to do a SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test (pdf file – 364 KB)

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 (pdf file – 364 KB) Download

Video: How to conduct SARS-CoV-2 testing with antigen rapid diagnostic test (March – 2021) (zip file – 428 MB) Download / YouTube

Video: How to collect oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal specimens for the diagnosis of COVID-19 YouTube