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Coronavirus (COVID-19) learning materials for professionals

Coronavirus (COVID-19) learning materials for professionals (1)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) learning materials for professionals

We developed and launched a range of educational and induction resources, hosted on Turas Learn

This is available for all health and social care staff and volunteers deployed to support clinical services, but will be particularly useful in the event of people needing redeployed to other areas.

It includes input from:

  • medicine
  • psychology
  • pharmacy
  • the Clinical Skills Managed Education Network 

The learning site is regularly reviewed to check the advice being given is up to date, and we will be adding to it regularly, as new material currently in preparation becomes available. 

To date it contains:

  • assessment diagnosis and management of suspected COVID 19 infection
  • details of the community pathway for managing COVID 19 in Scotland
  • how to take a respiratory history and examination
  • induction to community pharmacy
  • interpretation of arterial blood gases
  • management of patients with COVID 19
  • procedural skills linked to the assessment and management of COVID 19
  • protecting your workplace
  • protecting yourself in the workplace
  • rehearsing scenarios for practice in care of patients with COVID 19
  • wellbeing sections on looking after yourself, your patients and your staff 

Useful links include:

  • Apps to help with accessing the evidence to support decisions, remote working with consultations and related information governance guidelines
  • a link for trainees with guidance and documents relating to the impact on training.
  • Other links related to COVID 19 

For more information contact


July, 01 2020