Occupational Health for Public Health Responders (Basics of Public Health Preparedness, Module 6)

Fee:None
Length: 15 minutes
Description:This module explains the different routes of disease transmission and ways to protect public health responders, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and universal precautions.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415). The UNC PERLC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness and the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch in shaping the content and framework for this training.

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Narrator:

Matthew Simon, MA

NCIPH Reviewer:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:

Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Ben Midyette, MSP, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 14, Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks
Capability 14, Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
4.2. Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.

References

Boyce JM, Pittet D. Guideline for hand hygiene in health-care settings. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002;51(RR16):1-44.

Elizabeth A. Bolyard, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guideline for infection control in health care personnel, 1998. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/InfectControl98.pdf. Accessed December 14, 2007.

Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. 2007 Guideline for isolation precautions: preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings 2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/isolation2007.pdf. Accessed November 28, 2007.

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