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Description

Jeffrey Bender, DVM, MS
Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine
Co-Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center

Carolyn Sheridan, RN, BSN
Clinical Director, AgriSafe                   

Recent outbreaks of Ebola and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza highlight the need to have a trained work force familiar with principles to protect workers and those involved in the response. Keeping the workers from transmitting the disease is critical for containment. Participants will review case studies documenting potential spread of infectious agents and discuss which personal protective equipment would be indicated in a variety of field settings. This course will provide a practical opportunity to use and compare different personal protective equipment (PPE) materials.  By the end of the class students should feel comfortable with using various forms of PPE, know deficiencies, and be able to provide practical recommendations for daily situations as outbreaks unfold.  This course is intended for public health and health care professionals, veterinarians, and agricultural industry professionals.

This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-104 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.

For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute

Objectives

After attending this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify transmission elements of infectious disease using case studies
  2. Describe specific exposure pathways and protective equipment for public health workers
  3. Discuss selected field situations that require different personal protective equipment
  4. Relate current best practices in disinfection and decontamination to protect people and property

Registration & Cancellation

The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.

The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.

All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Contact & Questions

Meghan Taylor: tayl0427@umn.edu | 612-626-8434
 

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Section Title
Minimizing Transmission of Infectious Diseases During Outbreaks: Public Health Protection for You and Your Workforce
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
May 28, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Blegen Hall
Type
Lecture
Days
W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Blegen Hall
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Location
Delivery Options
Lecture  
Course Fee(s)
Full Pay non-credit $595.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 21, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
May 21, 2019
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