Aged Care Facility COVID-19 testing
The Australian Government has engaged Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) to provide a dedicated pathology service for rapid sample collection and testing for COVID-19 in aged care facilities (ACF).
SNP is pleased to be able to support ACFs in ensuring the provision of this important pathology service and recognise the unique challenges in providing COVID-19 testing within an aged care environment.
Training video for COVID-19 swab collection
As an additional resource, this animated video further assists aged care nurses and staff in performing COVID-19 swab collections.
This video demonstrates the procedure and includes instructions for:
- Appropriate preparation
- Throat and nasal swab collection
- Packaging the completed swab
A detailed checklist is to be completed in the event a suspected case is positive.
This measure is to be implemented to help ensure an efficient process in the subsequent testing of all other residents and staff members on site.