Infectious Disease and Opioid Exposure Hazards for Law Enforcement
Organization(s): Auraria Higher Education Center
Mar 27, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm (8 hours)
This course, delivered by the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative, will provide law enforcement line officers and supervisory staff information on the most common infectious and communicable diseases they would be exposed to in today’s urban environment. Attendees will also learn about opioids, opioid-related waste, associated infectious diseases, and other hazardous potential exposures from a highrisk urban community. Instructors will lead discussions on law enforcement-specific case studies. Attendees will be instructed on proper personal protective equipment selection, as well as usage and care of equipment for both day-to-day duty interactions and during a known biological hazard. Guidance will be provided on proper methods for decontamination after exposure including: skin and clothing, patrol vehicles, and holding cells. Recommended actions following an exposure will also be discussed. In addition, supervisory staff will learn about common regulatory standards for emergency personnel being exposed to hazardous/biological materials, as well as guidance for creating department SOP/SOGs for hazardous/biological exposure and decontamination.
Target Audience: Emergency management, law enforcement, security, and corrections.