How to prevent the spread of disease in an emergency
Biohazards represent a major issue for the health professional and lay responder. This course is a primer to understanding the issues of disease transmission and the basics of standard precautions, a key to preventing disease transmission. This course is perfect for the lay responder needing to become familiar with the mechanisms of transmission and the basics of the microorganisms involved in disease transmission. The course is structured for beginners, and does not require advance preparation. I will take you on a tour of the history of bacteria and viruses, the common types you are likely to encounter, as well as procedures to control transmission. You will learn about standard precautions, sharps logs, and hand hygiene. We will also discuss the personal protective equipment available to lay persons and how to use it correctly. This course is a must for all lay persons.