COVID-19 and Safe Operations: What you Need to Know-Tom Baldwin
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the U.S. healthcare system. As our understanding of this virus evolves, so does our response. This webinar will offer an overview of practical information and current trends associated with personal protective equipment and disinfecting processes. This session will also provide general COVID-19 response safety tips.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe key safety issues faced by first responders amid COVID-19 response
Review the primary types of PPE used in the COVID-19 response
Identify issues surrounding PPE supply and extended/re-use
Discuss emerging trends associated with disinfecting equipment and vehicles
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Bergman, M.S., D.J. Viscusi, Z. Zhuang, A.J. Palmiero, J.B. Powell, and R.E. Shaffer: Impact of multiple consecutive donnings on filtering facepiece respirator fit. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(4): 375-380 (2012).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/coronarivus/2019
Federal Drug Administration. https:.//www.fda.gov/media
Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, http://osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910SubpartZ
After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.