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.
- 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.