Free PPE training courses offered

Posted on: 11/26/14

In order to help Oklahoma acute care hospitals meet the challenge of Ebola virus preparedness and response, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has contracted with CIP Consulting to provide classroom training courses at various locations in the state. Registration is now open for three more class offerings:

Friday, Dec. 5 - First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, 1001 S. Rankin Street, Edmond

Friday, Jan. 9 - Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W. Lee Blvd, Lawton

Friday, Jan. 23 - Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1802 E. College Ave, McAlester

The training course covers multiple aspects of hospital preparedness for managing patients suspected of having Ebola virus infection with a focus on the updated CDC guidance for use of personal protection equipment (PPE) during the intake, screening and care of persons suspected or confirmed to have Ebola virus disease. Training sections include: the characteristics of Ebola virus; history of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks; transmission of the virus; appropriate selection and use of PPE for patient management & care based on health care setting and patient condition; other infection control considerations related to patient management, e.g., transfer from emergency department (ED) to intensive care unit (ICU); environmental health issues; accessing clinical laboratory testing; postmortem care; and patient discharge.

Information on registering for the classes is available on the OSDH Ebola information page under the Personal Protective Equipment Resources section.

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