Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events (PER 320)

This course focuses on the challenges faced by first responders and clinical health care professionals in pre-hospital and hospital environments as they deal with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs and potential contamination issues while dealing with highly infectious diseases. Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events provides students with an overview of personal protective equipment (PPE), and includes an experiential learning activity (ELA) practicing donning and doffing PPE Level C. Additionally, there is a review of the different types of decontamination and an ELA practicing technical decontamination.

TOPICS:

  • Hazards specific to infectious disease incidents in a health care setting
  • Exposure control plans
  • Best safe work practices and current guidance from the CDC and WHO
  • Use and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Donning & doffing of appropriate levels of PPE to include practice with Level C PPE
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Technical decontamination processes and procedures

Registration link: https://my.teex.org/TeexPortal/?MO=mExtLogin

Participants: Responders & Receivers such as EMS, Public Health, Hospital, Private Sector Healthcare & Hospital Organizations, County/State/Federal Responders.

The ENA (Emergency Nurses Association) & the AAFP (American Association of Family Physicians) has approved this class for Nurses & Physicians to receive 8 hrs of CE’s.

This course is provided through the National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

Questions, please contact: Leigh Wilsey, Coalition Coordinator
Email: LWilsey@nefrc.org Office: (904) 279-0880 ext. 105

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