Disease Transmission Control for the Lay Person
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.
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.
|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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