IDC Page

Welcome to the VAVRS Infection Control Resource Page 

On this page you will find information and sample documents intended to assist you in addressing your Infection Control needs. The VAVRS offers these as a follow up resource to your Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO) training.

We will update this page on a regular basis with news, announcements and other pertinent information regarding Infection Control for Emergency Services providers and agencies.

The information provided here is offered to the general public by OSHA, CDC, NIOSH, Fire Administration, APIC, VAOEMS and the VAVRS and are posted on this page for your ease of use. Please note that the information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.  The links/documents are posted by the VAVRS and whilst we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Regulations state that anyone acting as the DICO for a VA licensed EMS agency must attended an approved infection control training program prior to assuming their duties as the DICO . The VAVRS Designated Infection Control Officer class is one of the Office of EMS approved training programs.  If you have questions regarding the requirements of a DICO you may visit the VA Office of EMS website.

If your agency is interested in hosting a VAVRS IDC Basic or DICO class, please contact the VAVRS state office at vavrs@vavrs.com or by phone at 800-833-0602.

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On this page you will find information and sample documents intended to assist you in addressing your Infection Control needs. The VAVRS offers these as a follow up resource to your Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO) training.

We will update this page on a regular basis with news, announcements and other pertinent information regarding Infection Control for Emergency Services providers and agencies.

The information provided here is offered to the general public by OSHA, CDC, NIOSH, Fire Administration, APIC, VAOEMS and the VAVRS and are posted on this page for your ease of use. Please note that the information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

The links/documents are posted by the VAVRS and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Regulations state that anyone acting as the DICO for a VA licensed EMS agency must attended an approved infection control training program prior to assuming their duties as the DICO.

The VAVRS Designated Infection Control Officer class is one of the Office of EMS approved training programs.

If you have questions regarding the requirements of a DICO you may visit the VA Office of EMS website.

If your agency is interested in hosting a VAVRS IDC Basic or DICO class, please contact the VAVRS state office at vavrs@vavrs.com or by phone at 800-833-0602.

VAVRS IDC Coordinator: Karen Wagner

This list below are links to vital IDC information and documents:

APIC IDC Implementation Guide

Completion of Bloodborne Pathogens Training Form

Donning and Doffing PPE

Encourage Exposure Reporting Brochure

Hep B and Healthcare Personnel Article

Hep B Vaccine Declination Form

Improving Your Exposure Control Plan Brochure

Model Sample Exposure Control Plan (Word)

Model Sample Exposure Control Plan (PDF)

Protect Yourself Family Public Poster

Sample Disinfection Log

Sample Exposure Incident Report Form

Sample Refusal for Treatment Post Exposure Form

Sample Sharps Log

Verification of Hepatitis B Vaccination Form

Workplace Solutions-Preventing Exposures Brochure

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