Clinical Biosafety Awareness for Public Health Professionals

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Clinical Biosafety Awareness for Public Health Professionals

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The Canvas Network sets itself apart from other education providers by making learning current and directly relevant to you. For example, the network uses the AMC hit TV series "The Walking Dead" to teach lessons in survival, science and society. Looking to advance your business career even further? Learn from knowledgeable professors like Kirk O. Hanson. Hanson has 23 years of experience teaching business ethics and is the executive director for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Learn about large events like the Olympics with professor Mark Wilson, who has visited eight world's fairs and two Olympics. The Canvas Network leaves behind the “one-size-fits-all” approach to online learning and offers classes taught by outstanding professors with course material that is made relevant to today's society.

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This course is for public health practitioners and laboratory personnel who may be exposed to persons with serious communicable diseases or their body fluids. By increasing awareness about timely and relevant infectious disease threats like SARS, MERS, and novel influenza strains, and by reviewing infection control practices, public health practitioners can better protect themselves in the workplace.

Objectives

  • Review standard and transmission-based infection control measures used to protect healthcare workers from communicable pathogens.
  • Review select past and present illnesses (novel influenza, SARS, MERS) with a focus on the natural course of illness, available vaccines and treatment, and considerations for prevention of transmission of the disease to the healthcare worker.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of select high-consequence diseases in the workplace and the procedures necessary to protect the healthcare worker...

This course is for public health practitioners and laboratory personnel who may be exposed to persons with serious communicable diseases or their body fluids. By increasing awareness about timely and relevant infectious disease threats like SARS, MERS, and novel influenza strains, and by reviewing infection control practices, public health practitioners can better protect themselves in the workplace.

Objectives

  • Review standard and transmission-based infection control measures used to protect healthcare workers from communicable pathogens.
  • Review select past and present illnesses (novel influenza, SARS, MERS) with a focus on the natural course of illness, available vaccines and treatment, and considerations for prevention of transmission of the disease to the healthcare worker.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of select high-consequence diseases in the workplace and the procedures necessary to protect the healthcare worker in their workplace.

Target Audience: Public health practitioners and laboratory personnel.


Course is offered by Emory University.

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