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Course Description

PER-321 - Barrier Precautions and Controls for Highly Infectious Disease

Overview
The Highly Infectious Disease (HID) course is a 3 day course which provides the student with the best practice knowledge and skill for triaging, transporting, transferring, treating, and managing persons with highly infectious diseases. Students participate in a guided discussion of best practices for managing and treating persons with a highly infectious disease from identification or presentation through conclusion and final outcome of treatment. Students receive demonstrations and practical experience in the proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) required to prevent provider and other patient contamination. At the conclusion students conduct a series of patient management and treatment exercises in a realistic healthcare setting to include presentation at an emergency room and treatment in a hospital isolation ward using best practice barrier precautions and infection control procedures.

Target Audience/Disciplines
The target audience for this course is emergency medical services, healthcare, and public health professionals with a requirement to triage, transport, and treat persons with a highly infectious disease.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

None


Cost:
No tuition is charged.


Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Sponsor: DHS-FEMA TEI
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Health Care
Public Health


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