Full course description

Course Date:

Ongoing

Duration:

4 weeks

Commitment:

1 hr/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Badge

Description

This course targets public health practitioners as well as laboratory personnel. It is designed to describe the administrative and environmental controls that will decrease the likelihood of inadvertent exposure to infectious bodily fluids and includes donning and doffing of PPE, configuration of the encounter site to protect environmental surfaces and proper use of decontamination and disinfection strategies. It is designed to be followed by hands-on training.

Objectives

  • Increase healthcare worker knowledge of serious communicable diseases.
  • Increase understanding of standard and transmission-based infection control procedures.
  • Describe administrative and environmental controls that will decrease the likelihood of inadvertent exposure to infectious bodily fluids, procedures which include the donning and doffing of PPE.
  • Describe waste management and post-mission health monitoring.
  • Allow learners to practice the donning and doffing of PPE under the direct supervision of faculty who have experience with transport and management of patients with serious communicable diseases.

Target Audience: Public health practitioners as well as laboratory personnel.


Course is offered by Emory University.

Course Instructors

Dr. W. Paul McKinney

Dr. W. Paul McKinney

Instructor

Dr. W. Paul McKinney is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville (UL), where he also serves as Director of the UL Center for Health Hazards Preparedness and the Commonwealth of Kentucky local performance site.

He is board certified in internal medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of both the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.