Healthcare workers and public health officials—particularly those treating patients extremely ill from a highly contagious agent such as the Ebola virus— must be well-prepared and thoroughly trained for the next outbreak of an emerging infectious disease and have the tools to protect themselves while providing patient care.
This course will offer a basic hazard analysis of various infectious agents and present a framework for mobilizing a public health and hospital response with a focus on occupational safety. Attendees will be introduced to a risk assessment approach for developing work practices, share new communications and training tools, and be offered hands-on simulated practice opportunities. Certain high risk medical procedures performed while wearing maximum personal protective equipment will be discussed and practiced by participants to minimize healthcare worker exposure.'
CME and CNE are available for this course, please view detailed accreditation and disclosure information
For more information and a full agenda, view the course flyer here.
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CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 7 contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEU's for this program.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 7 CPH recertification credits for this program.
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Mr. Dmitri Bouianov and he wishes to disclose that he is the principle of the virtual reality training development company, Context Reality, Inc. Planning committee reviewed content and discussed conflict of interest with Mr. Bouianov to ensure there is no bias.
Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
To receive continuing education (CE):
Complete the activity Complete the Evaluation and pass the post-test by at least 70% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
FEES: There are no fees for CE. Registration: online at osha.washington.edu
Healthcare providers, infection control practitioners, occupational health professionals