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Health workers get extra training

Physicians, nurses and laboratory staff got a refresher on the use of personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control on Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health.

The training was given by infection prevention and control professionals at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Ministry of Health staff.

It included including the Department of Health's senior medical officer Heather Armstrong and the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit's nurse epidemiologist, Jennifer Wilson.

The course was to prepare health workers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cheryl Peek-Ball, the chief medical officer, said the participants would be ready to “safely manage patients who are suspected of having the virus, collect specimens for testing, and could serve as a pool of professionals to assist with a centralised Covid-19 testing set-up”.

The course had 15 participants.

Healthcare staff get a refresher on safety in preparation for a potential outbreak of Covid-19 (Photograph supplied)

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Published March 15, 2020 at 6:15 pm (Updated March 15, 2020 at 6:15 pm)

Health workers get extra training

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