Nurse – COVID Testing

Welcome to the Nurses course for COVID testing


Here you will be taken through various lessons which will give you the information and guidance needed to be able to safely administer and collect a sample using the rapid antigen TODA PHARMA test kit.


You will have an overview of how the testing area will be set up, where you fit in within the testing area and the general flow of the testing area.


Please follow through the lessons, complete the mini quizzes at the end of each lesson and finally you will have an assessment to complete at the end. The pass mark for the assessment is 90%.


1. The Role – Nurse

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Nurse     The role of nurse is to safely supervise and/or administer the sample collection using the TODA PHARMA rapid antigen covid test to a test subject and record results. Should a test subject test positive on the rapid antigen, you will be required to assist and advise...

2. Meet and Greet – Nurse

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Meet and Greet When people (known as test subjects) arrive for testing, they may feel nervous, uncomfortable or unsure what to expect. The meet and greet is the first part of their experience. Here you can help test subjects feel more relaxed and answer any questions they have about the…

3. Processing a new test subject – Nurse

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Processing a new test subject     When a new test subject arrives for their test you will need to follow the procedure below: Greet the new test subject and ask them to maintain social distancing where possible Ask if they have any questions that relate to the process or…

4. Infection Prevention and Control – Nurse

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

This training outlines important practices and will give you the required techniques you will use to prevent and control infection in the testing area.     We will focus on three principles for infection prevention and control; Maintain hand hygiene Correctly put on and remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Cleaning…

5. Hand Hygiene – Nurse

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Hand Hygiene is the first principle of infection control and you should always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.   We will now go through each step to ensure you are washing your hands correctly and effectively. Step 1: Wet your hands with water        …

6. Cleaning Up Spillages – Nurse

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Spillages   Spillages happen but its important that when they do, the surrounding area is evacuated and cleaned immediately.   A spillage could be anything from vomit to body fluids. What ever the spillage, you will need two things: PPE Spill cleaning kit Make sure you’re wearing full PPE and…

7. How to put on PPE – Nurse

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

This section will walk you through the process of putting on your PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)   Before you enter the testing area, it is important that you make sure you have all the correct PPE you’re going to need: Alcohol-based hand rub, minimum 70% alcohol content Disposable apron Disposable…

8. Removing PPE – Nurse

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Now you know how to put on PPE, let’s look at how to take it off.   When removing PPE it is vital that you minimise the risk of self-contamination. Gloves: The following techniques ensure that the dirty outside of either glove does not come into contact with your skin….

9. Test Subject Flow – Nurse

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Recommended Layout Test Centre Test Subject Flow       The design of the Testing area has been specially designed to maintain an easy flow, efficient and safe procedure for everyone involved to also maintain minimum contact throughout.   The Registration assistant will be based in the Reception Area. The…

10. Sample Collection – Nurse

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Standard

Sample Collection   Here we look at how to take the sample from the test subject. Below is an exert from the instructions with the steps needed to take the sample correctly and a video to accompany. TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION YOU MUST CHANGE GLOVES EVERY TIME…

11. The Assessment – Nurse

Length: 30 minutesComplexity: Standard

Assessment   Congratulations! You’ve made it through the lesson program. Now you will need to demonstrate the knowledge you have learnt by completing the following assessment. The next section is the final assessment, so please now take the time to make sure you are ready. You can go back and…