An online course is offered in an effort to upscale the training of nurses to enhance their preparedness and readiness to effectively respond to the global pandemic of the novel corona virus infection (COVID-19).This course broadly covers the infection prevention and control in the context of COVID-19 and includes facts and debunks myths about Covid-19.

Preparedness, readiness and response for COVID-19: early detection, response and referral. Infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 and Home care of patients: safe practices at home and home quarantine. Modular learning approach will be used and the course contains four modules.

The course is aimed at boosting the nurses' knowledge and skills related to the COVID-19 outbreak. It caters to the entire nursing audience which includes practitioners at the bedside, nurse managers/leaders, nursing faculty and students. They will be prepared and ready to respond to this outbreak by limiting human to human transmission, by implementing the WHO/MOH&FW guidelines, India recommended IPC interventions and identifying, isolating and reporting the suspect and confirmed cases.


On completion of this course, the participant will be able to: Describe the epidemiological COVID-19 situation, causes, symptomatology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention including myths.

Identify nurses' role towards early detection of potential cases and prompt referral of suspect/contact cases in the context of preparedness, readiness and response.

Explain the WHO/MoH&FW recommended Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) measures particularly when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community/healthcare facility.

Demonstrate understanding of home care for patients with COVID-19 presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts.