Barrier Precautions and Controls for Highly Infectious Disease (PER-321)
Organization(s): Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
Feb 19, 2019 — Feb 23, 2019
Barrier Precautions and Controls for Highly Infectious Disease (HID) is a three-day course that provides the student with the best practice, knowledge, and skills for triaging, transporting, transferring, treating, and managing persons with highly infectious diseases. Students participate in a guided discussion of best practices for managing and treating persons with a highly infectious disease from identification or presentation through conclusion and final outcome of treatment. Students receive demonstrations and practical experience in the proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment required to prevent provider and other patient contamination. Lastly, students conduct a series of patient management and treatment exercises in a realistic healthcare setting to include presentation at an emergency room and treatment in a hospital isolation ward using best practice barrier precautions and infection-control procedures.
Target Audience: Emergency medical services, healthcare, and public health professionals with a requirement to triage, transport, and treat persons with a highly infectious disease.