High-Consequence Infectious Disease Workshop for EMS
Tuesday, April 25
The target audience for this program is EMS providers of all types/levels/certifications as well as any other clinical personnel who may be exposed to patients with high-consequence communicable diseases. The course aims to increase awareness about standard and transmission based infection control practices and teaches students how they can improve their ability to recognize and manage the threats of novel special pathogens like Monkeypox, Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Ebola Virus Disease, and COVID-19. Students will become familiar with available best practices and will consider operational challenges and strategies for transport and management of patients with high-consequence infectious diseases. They will have the opportunity to compare and contrast attributes of personal protective ensembles and other safety equipment used by agencies prepared to transport these patients.