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Biosafety and Infectious Disease: What Everyone Needs to Know

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The Mississippi State Fire Academy

#1 Fire Academy USA

Jackson, MS 39208

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This course is designed to increase awareness about health and safety for a broad spectrum of workers who work in industries with potential exposure to infectious materials. It also provides an opportunity to apply and demonstrate those skills using actual PPE from learner institutions. Topics include:

  • Understanding key elements of the chain of infection
  • Recognize basic facts about selected infectious diseases
  • Identify how workers in affected occupations may be exposed
  • Define key steps in worker protection and infection control
  • Understand relevant government standards, regulation, and guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate PPE for selected pathogens using Pathogen Safety Data Sheets
  • Don and Doff appropriate low output PPE for Ebola using an approved low output Ebola checklist
  • Evaluate peers' adherence to the low output checklist and ability to don and doff PPE without being contaminated
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