13 Feb 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Available to
General Practice
Practice Nurses
Practice Managers
General Practitioners
Professional development points
This session is for all general practice staff to update their knowledge and skills in infection control in the context of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Topics covered include: 

  • What should reception staff do?  
  • Hand hygiene and surface cleaning 
  • How long is the virus infective for? 
  • How long do I leave a room empty for after a suspect patient? 
  • Why do hospital staff appear to wear such extensive PPE when we are not? 
  • What is the mortality rate and who is most seriously affected? 
  • What do people die from? 
  • How long is the patient infectious for? 
  • Is there subclinical infection? 
  • Is the person infectious before symptoms appear? 
  • What treatment is used?  
  • What actions are you going to take for good infection prevention and control? 
  • What extra actions are you going to take during this outbreak?  



Margaret Jennings is a trained microbiologist and experienced provider of infection prevention and control education to the non-hospital sector. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will: 

  • Increase your knowledge of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the context of general practice 
  • Learn strategies for infection prevention and control to implement in your practice 
  • Increase your confidence in managing suspected cases