LOCATION: University of Minnesota Blegen Hall – Room 230
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
University of Minnesota School of Public Health Summer Public Health Insitute Course
Minimizing Transmission of Infectious Diseases During Outbreaks: Public Health Protection for You and Your Workforce
Jeffrey Bender & Carolyn Sheridan
PubH 7200 Section 103 Class #88349
May 23 (9 am -12 pm) May 24, 25, 27 (8 am-12 pm)
1 credit or 15 CE contact hours
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 would 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.
The Summer Public Health Institute offers courses for students and practice professionals in public health and related fields. Participants can build or expand their professional expertise, learn best practices, broaden career options, network with other professionals, or explore a new area of interest. Courses are intensive, highly interactive and application-based with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations. All courses are eligible for CPH recertification credit. Credit hours vary by course.