April 21-22 Basic Designated/Infection Control Officer, 8 am - 5 pm each day, $100.00
This two-day course is designed to prepare the infection control officer to fully meet the requirements of the position under NFPA 1581, OSHA, and the Ryan White Law. The Ryan White Law states that each fire, EMS, or law enforcement agency must have a designated officer to manage exposure issues for the department. Understanding this role and the many aspects of this job is important to assist with department risk management and department member advocacy. This training program will lay out the various laws and regulations that must be taken into account to establish a comprehensive program. In addition, participants will learn the core components of an effective post-exposure management program. The role and responsibilities along with a job description are presented. Step-by-step program formulation is presented to enable the course participant to return to his/her workplace and set up a working program. A well trained designated officer will be an effective advocate for both the members of the department as well as the administration.