Barrier Precautions and Controls for Highly Infectious Disease
This course is a four-day (32 hours) training course designed to provide to provide emergency medical service, healthcare, and public health professionals with knowledge and practical experience in the barrier precautions and infection control guidelines and procedures for triaging, transporting, transferring, treating, and managing risk of transmission in persons with highly infectious diseases. This course provides realistic practical application in the handling and treatment of persons with a highly infectious disease, develops critical thinking ability with regard to the decisions that must be effectively made to prevent providers, other patients, and visitor infections when handling and treating persons with a highly infectious disease, and provides knowledge and experience that aids in assessing the risk and reducing the potential for infection of responders, healthcare providers, and other patients. Lastly, students conduct a series of patient management and treatment exercises in a realistic healthcare setting to include presentation at an emergency room, treatment in a hospital isolation ward, and non-clinical skills using best practice barrier precautions and infection control procedures
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 and Requirements
To be eligible to attend the course, a student must meet the following requirements.
- Possess training and/or education in basic barrier precautions and infection control requirements and procedures.
- Possess training and/or education in medical triage and treatment protocols.
- Be physically capable of assisting in the transfer and movement of a patient role player or mannequin weighing up to 200 pounds.
- Be physically and mentally capable of wearing personal protective equipment that conforms tightly to the face or encapsulates the head and face.
Continuing Education Credits
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is an Accredited Provider (AP) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and is authorized to award the following CEUs for successful completion of this activity:
- ABN (Alabama Board of Nursing) - 32 Contact Hours / 3.2 CEUs
- ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) in Joint Providership agreement with the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) - 3.2 CEUs
- IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) – 32 Contact Hours / 3.2 CEUs