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New course - Covid-19 Orient Gene LFD Testing

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New course - Covid-19 Orient Gene LFD Testing
by Dana McNish - Monday, 13 September 2021, 2:46 PM

Dear Colleague

The Elearning team are pleased to announce that the Covid-19 Orient Gene LFD Testing course has been launched. 

This course is mandatory for all new staff using the Orient Gene kit (green box) who have not completed any other LFD training.

You must successful complete this course before any individual Lateral Flow Device (LFD) self-testing is undertaken.

We encourage staff to begin their self-testing protocols when: you have completed this course; test kits are available in your local service; you have liaised with your local line manager for guidance and support; and you have arrangements in place for your first practical observation.

Tests should preferably be completed at home, prior to going on shift so that the outcome of a test is known and can therefore be suitably managed. For example, if you test positive for Covid-19 it is important that you follow guidance for self-isolation and booking a PCR test, do not go on shift and update your line manager immediately.

To access this course, click the drop own arrow beside Find Learning, select Health and Social Care from the course categories and from the list you will see the course titled Covid-19 Orient Gene LFD Testing.

Kind regards