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Generation India Foundation with coalition partners organises free training course to upskill nursing staff in India

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The aim is to train more than 100,000 nurses through this online learning module

Generation India Foundation along with its coalition partners, has organised a free training course to upskill nursing staff in India working with or likely to work with COVID-19 patients. The lessons offer practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of:

a) Infection prevention and control in COVID-19 crisis

b) Use of personal protective equipment

c) Role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients and

d) Taking care of self

Generation India has created the online learning experience, showcasing content from leading clinical and medical experts. The course provides a series of assessments to confirm learning outcomes and a completion certificate. Generation aims to train more than 100,000 nurses (countrywide) through this online learning module.

The coalition includes Generation India (coalition coordinator and online learning designer), Columbia Asia Hospital (medical content provider), The Trained Nurses’ Association of India (certification partner), Learnet Skills (implementation partner), Hosmac (industry partner).

Speaking on the launch of the module, Arunesh Singh, CEO, Generation India Foundation, said, “As the coronavirus pandemic creates an alarming situation across the globe, organisations in many sectors in India are mounting an unparalleled response. We and our partners have stepped forward to combat COVID-19 by offering a free training module to all the nurses working in various hospitals in the country. We hope the course is well utilised in real life situations and the nurses and hospitals are able to avoid infection and handle COVID-19 patients more effectively.”

The course can be accessed on https://www.generation.org/india-covid-19. To make it accessible to more nurses, Generation is sharing it with multiple sources – nursing associations, healthcare industry association, individual hospitals /clinics, and state-run public healthcare facilities.

Key features of the training include:

  1. Video and demonstration based
  2. Self-paced learning
  3. Comprehensive, yet short duration (four hours)
  4. Anytime access, from any device / mobile
  5. Free of cost

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