RISK-BASED RESPONSE TO BWAs & INFECTIOUS DISEASE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 8-hour course will prepare first responders to conduct a risk-based response to an incident involving a potential biological warfare agent (BWAs) or infectious disease. Responders will learn to conduct a risk assessment for known infectious diseases and unknown pathogens using medical intelligence, dispatch information, scene size up, and patient signs and symptoms. Based on the risk assessment, responders will implement the appropriate level of risk-based precautions including PPE selection, safe work practices, and disinfection.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Infectious diseases precautions levels
  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • PPE selection and safe work practices
  • Disinfection tactics and considerations
  • Understanding EPA labels
  • EMS transport considerations¬†
  • Hands-on with live pathogens
  • Infectious disease response scenarios

ER-PLAYBOOK

HAZARD3 training courses including on-site, virtual instructor led training (VILT), and microlearning are supported by our Emergency Response Playbook guides. Attendees will receive Technical Guides and/or Equipment Guides to serve as job-aids during a risk-based response.