Presents airborne pathogens of concern to emergency care providers, including TB, measles and chickenpox. Presents other diseases of concern to pre-hospital providers, including pertussis, meningitis, seasonal flu and MRSA. Presents the airborne precautions, droplet precautions and contact precautions that can be employed in addition to standard precautions. Demonstrates what actions to take after an exposure incident.
Presents types of bloodborne pathogens of concern to emergency care providers, including HBV, HCV and HIV. Reviews standards and requirements outlined in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard. Presents standard precautions, safe work practices and engineering controls used to prevent or minimize the risk of occupational exposure. Demonstrates what actions to take after an exposure incident.
Introduces the common components of an Infection Control Program. Presents the chain of infection and how infection control practices break this chain. Demonstrates how to procedures to minimize the spread of diseases in workplace facilities and vehicles. Presents environmental controls, including proper cleaning, disinfecting and disposal procedures.