Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Jan 23, 2017

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

1 hr/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

This course provides awareness education for infection control and awareness about serious communicable pathogens. It’s ideal for individuals who may be at risk for exposure to serious communicable pathogens, including emergency responders and workers in public health and other healthcare settings.

Objectives

  • Review standard and transmission based infection control measures used to protect healthcare workers from communicable pathogens.
  • Review select past and present illnesses (novel influenza, SARS, MERS) with a focus on the natural course of illness, available vaccines and treatment, and considerations for prevention of transmission of the disease to the healthcare worker.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of select high-consequence diseases in the workplace and the procedures necessary to protect the healthcare worker in their workplace.

Target Audience: This course is ideal for workers who may be at risk for exposure to Ebola and other serious communicable pathogens in the emergency responders, healthcare, and public health workplaces.


Course is offered by Emory University.

Course Instructors

Alex Isakov

Alex Isakov

Instructor

Dr. Isakov is board certified in emergency medicine and EMS medicine and is a professor at Emory University. He is the Director of Emory¹s Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and the Executive Director of the Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. He is the Medical Director of the Emory-Grady EMS Biosafety Transport Program, widely recognized for successfully transporting the first patients in the US with confirmed Ebola Virus Disease.