Primary Care International (PCI) is a not for profit organisation, working with partners in resource-poor settings to support primary healthcare workers and the systems they work in. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, PCI has received urgent requests from front-line primary healthcare workers in resource-poor settings around the world. These are doctors and nurses who have previously participated in PCI training programmes in partnership with the UNHCR, WHO, Ministries of Health and NGOs across Africa and Asia.
Rapidly mobilising to respond to these requests – we are launching brand new COVID-19 e-learning content hosted within our new PCI Academy. We are now offering this content beyond our current partners – for free – to all primary care doctors and nurses working in resource-poor settings.
This content provides concise, pragmatic guidance to front-line healthcare workers. The guidance is written by PCI’s Clinical Associates, who are themselves primary healthcare workers. It draws on up-to-date guidance from key sources including the WHO, UNHCR and PCI’s own sister organization Red Whale (a leading provider of medical education in the UK). The modules include
- A guide to public health measures;
- The definition of a case of COVID-19 virus,
- Preparing the primary health care centre;
- Prevent the spread of COVID-19;
- Triage and management in primary care;
- Managing patients with NCDs;
- Mental health -patients and healthcare workers; and
- Case studies.
How to access the course
- Go to the ‘PCI Academy’ website homepage https://covid19.pci-academy.org/
- Register for an account
- Go to the ‘COVID-19’ course
- The whole course will take approximately one and a half hours to complete, and participants will receive a certificate at the end. It can be completed in sections as and when users want to do it.
- Once you have registered for an account in your browser, then users can download an app via their usual app store (search for ‘TalentLMS’) and then the module can be used offline (App users will need their log-in details and the PCI academy website address to log-in to the app)
As numbers are limited due to hosting costs we would ask only frontline clinicians to sign-up/register – so as to make sure only those who will most benefit are able to get a place.
If you are not a frontline clinician and are interested and able to support this work – we have a Crowdfunder fundraising campaign to ensure we can reach as many clinicians as possible with this content. More information and how to donate can be found here https://pci-360.com/covid-19/
We send you, your families and colleagues, our best wishes during these challenging times.
Primary Care International