Infection Control Basic

Description:  OSHA has determined that EMS providers face a significant health risk as the result of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment. This program covers OSHA guidelines which health care providers must follow to assure a safer work environment. The class covers the basic aspects of infectious disease control from bloodborne to airborne.

This course is a prerequisite for the Designated Infection Control Officer course
Course Hours:  4
Refresher Hours:  4
Reference Materials: Silent Wars, by On Guard
Student Test: A textbook is required by each student taking this course.
Basic Course Prerequisites: 
· Minimum 16 years of age
· There are no other course prerequisites
This course is a prerequisite for the Designated Infection Control Officer course
Instructor Course Prerequisites: 
· Minimum of 18 years of age
· MUST hold current certification in Infection Conrol Basic
· MUST have successfully completed the Infection Control Basic Instructor pre-test with a score of 80
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