Disease Transmission Control for the Lay Person

How to prevent the spread of disease in an emergency.



    Course Description:

    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.



    This is an introductory course and no prior courses are needed. There are no other materials needed.


    What Will You Get From This Course:

    • Disease tramsmission mechanisms
    • Transmission by bacteria
    • Transmission by virus
    • Using standard precautions
    • Sharps logs


    Who Should Take This Course:

    Basic course suitable for beginners.

    Course Curriculum

    Disease Transmission Control for the Lay Person:
    Lecture 1: Introduction to the class on disease transmission and control FREE 00:02:48
    Lecture 2: The mechanisms of disease transmission FREE 00:04:00
    Lecture 3: History of bacteria and common types FREE 00:05:25
    Lecture 4: History of the virus , its common types and characteristics 00:05:30
    Lecture 5: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for thr Lay Responder 00:04:00
    Lecture 6: Work Place Safety and Sharps logs 00:02:34
    Lecture 7: Class Summary 00:03:48
    Lecture 8: Review Questions 00:04:00
    Lecture 9: Answers to Review Questions 00:00:07

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    • SGD 30
    • 9 Units
    • 32 Minutes
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    Arthur Jackson is the founder, owner, and CEO of Arthur Jackson CTC INC. providing Diversity Training, Social Structure Training, Educational Consulting, and Health and Safety classes, in CPR, AED, and First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid training.  CTC is a United State  Veterans Administration approved small business, which provides on site training and online training classes nationally and internationally through several existing online platforms currently reaching over 20,000 students in 157 countries. Arthur Jackson has served as an instructor in Health and Safety for the American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, and Medic First Aid, and as a medical technician to a team of neurologist in Texas. He served as a College Chair, and Academic Dean, managing course content, student and faculty development, and has served as Vice-Chair of the Washington State Chapter of the International Association of Hospital Safety and Security Board. Arthur Jackson is a graduate of the University of Houston, with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Math, and has worked for a number of years in project management for companies such as Exxon, and several consulting firms, as well as operating his own engineering company in the state of Alaska, where he managed the installation of the first electronic card key access system in an international airport. He is a graduate of Antioch University with a Juris Doctorate in law in 1987, who has conducted litigation for companies across the United States.
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