Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing In Pharmacy




This 1-hour online education program is developed to train pharmacies on how to perform COVID-19 testing. The program will provide you with the step by step instructions on how to safely set up your pharmacy using best practice guidelines. Guidance on performing shallow nasal and throat swab techniques, handling specimens and communicating the results to patients is also included.

Learning objectives:

Module 1:

  • Prepare your pharmacies in terms of setup, supplies, and workflow efficiently and safely
  • Describe operational best practices on the use of PPE, decontamination of the testing space, handling, labelling and disposition of collected specimens, and communicating test results with patients
  • Perform sampling safely using best swab techniques (shallow nasal and throat swabs)
  • Understand the billing processes for the service

Course outline:

  • Module 1:
    Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing in Pharmacy (1 hour)
  • Module 2:
    Program’s Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 1 Hour to complete
  • Available until October 1, 2021
  • Online

Development Team:

  • Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA)