I am very excited to share the new resource developed by PATH to support health care workers (HCWs) across low- and middle-income countries working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Catalog of Training Resources for Health Care Workers https://tableau.path.org/#/site/COVID-19RespiratoryCare/views/COVID-19Ca... is a comprehensive library of around 300 existing training resources developed or made available by various organizations. By consolidating them into one catalog and making them easy to filter and search, we hope that it serves as a useful tool to those involved in direct patient care. These training resources include topics relevant to COVID-19 response, such as triage, diagnostics, home management, basic respiratory care clinical skills, advanced respiratory care clinical skills, non-respiratory complications clinical skills, maternal health, infection prevention and control, anesthesia, device operation, device maintenance, self-care, and palliative care. Training offered via these resources can be feasibly implemented through in-person or standard online platforms and does not require complex technologies that may be unavailable in a resource-constrained setting. The catalog uses Tableau as its main platform, which is easy to navigate, but can also be downloaded as an Excel file.
Our goal behind creating this resource was to make these critical training materials readily available and easily accessible to HCWs who need them. The catalog's applicability goes beyond HCWs, as it could be a useful guide for decision-makers, implementers, as well as others working in this space.
We hope that you find the catalog to be a useful resource. Please share widely with your networks.
Thank you for your support.
Manjari Quintanar-Solares, MD, MPH
Senior Program Officer
Medical Devices and Health Technologies
Mail: PO Box 900922, Seattle, WA 98109 USA
Street: 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121 USA
HIFA profile: Manjari Quintanar-Solares is a senior program officer with PATH in the USA and has a professional interest in newborn and child health, LMIC health systems, and in medical devices. Email address: mquintanar AT path.org