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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.
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|Section 1: Disease transmission and control for lay persons class|
Introduction to the class on disease transmission and controlPreview
The mechanisms of disease transmissionPreview
History of bacteria and common typesPreview
History of the virus , its common types and characteristics
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for thr Lay Responder
Work Place Safety and Sharps logs
Answers to Review Questions
Arthur Jackson is the CEO of Arthur Jackson CTC Inc. and has worked extensively in the medical field as a medical technician with doctors in neurology,and as a trainer in Health and safety. He is a retired attorney, from a successful law practice in Pennsylvania, college professor, who has served as chair of several colleges, and as a campus dean. His company educates students in over nine (9) countries globally.