Assessment of the Angolan (CHERRT) Mobile Laboratory Curriculum for Disaster and Pandemic Response
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NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA PORTSMOUTH United States
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Introduction As of April 5, 2020, the World Health Organization reported over one million confirmed cases and more than 62,000 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 deaths affecting 204 countries regions. The lack of COVID-19 testing capacity threatens the ability of both the United States US and low middle income countries LMIC to respond to this growing threat. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness through participant self-assessment of a rapid response team RRT mobile laboratory curriculum. Methods We conducted a pre and post survey for the purpose of a process improvement assessment in Angola, involving 32 individuals. The survey was performed before and after a 14-day training workshop held in Luanda, Angola, in December 2019. A paired t-test was used to identify any significant change on six 7-point Likert scale questions with 0.05 95 confidence interval.
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