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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.

Objectives

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 

References

Fisher, E.M., and R.E. Shaffer: Considerations for Recommending Extended Use and Limited Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene: (in press) 2014.

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).

Resources

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

  • Format
    Video
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.