Disease Transmission Control for the Lay Person

How to prevent the spread of disease in an emergency
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

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.

What are the requirements?

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

What am I going to get from this course?

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

Who is the target audience?

  • Basic course for beginners

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Section 1: Disease transmission and control for lay persons class
Introduction to the class on disease transmission and control
The mechanisms of disease transmission
History of bacteria and common types
History of the virus , its common types and characteristics
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for thr Lay Responder
Work Place Safety and Sharps logs
Class Summary
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions

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Instructor Biography

Arthur Jackson, CEO Arthur Jackson CTC, Professor, Engineer, Attorney

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.

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