Designated Infection Control Officer-Basic

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Date(s) - March 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Berkeley County Sheriff Department

Designated Infection Control Officer-Basic

This course id made possible with a collaboartive effort between Morgan County Rescue and NEREMS.

COST – The course is free to WV agencies.

LOCATION – Berkeley County Sheriff Department, 510 S. Raleigh Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401

PRESENTED BY: Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

This two-day course is designed to prepare the designated infection control Officer to meet the requirements for this position as presented in the Ryan White Law, Part G, OSHA and NFPA 1581. State and Federal laws related to this position will also be presented. The Ryan White Law states that each EMS and law enforcement agency must have a designated officer to manage exposure issues for members of the department. Understanding this role and responsibilities is important to assist with department risk management and department member advocacy.

Establishing the role and responsibilities along with a job description are presented along with step-by-step program formulation to enable the course participant to return to their department and establish a working program.  A course book, and flash drive with supportive references and lunch will be included.

INSTRUCTORS: Katherine West, RN, BSN, MS Ed, DICO-C and James R. Cross, JD

Day 1: 8:30 – 5:00                                                        Day 2:  8:30 – 4:30

Review Ryan White Law – State HIV Testing Law, confidentiality Review the Formula For Infection
Review Job Description & Program Set Up  Review Needed Vaccines & Immunizations
Review OSHA Regulations & Enforcement of CDC Guidelines Review of Airborne & Droplet Diseases &

Follow Up for Exposure

Clarify Exposure Control Plan Components Review Bloodborne Diseases and Follow up for Exposures
Establishing a TB Program  
Day in the Life of a Designated Officer  

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Seats Available 8

Bookings are closed for this event.