Global BioDefense, September 6, 2016
This article discusses the Duke Infectious Disease Response Training (DIDRT). The DIDRT is a five-state consortium funded by the NIH/NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) to address these weaknesses and contribute to a nationwide network for Ebola biosafety and infectious disease response training.
Mike Gregg - Region 6 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator
Region 6 Healthcare Coalition and Region 6 Public Health have coordinated the Special Pathogens Preparedness Conference: Connect, Prepare, Save Lives. The conference will be on June 8 and 9, with an engaging tabletop exercise on June 10 at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) endorses the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF) courses as the “gold standard in all-hazards training for medical response to mass casualty incidents.”
The following article from the American Journal of Infection Control is being shared from the August issue of The Guardian of Public Health- BETP.
Researchers in the American Journal of Infection Control evaluate healthcare worker personal protective equipment (PPE) removal with the goal of identifying procedural variation. Thirty healthcare workers were observed in October 2014 and that data was compared with the PPE removal guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
The following article from the American College of Emergency Physicians Newsroom explains the impact that Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators [Pediatric Champions] have on emergency departments and pediatric readiness across the nation. Approximately 50 percent of emergency departments in the U.S. are staffed with a physician or nurse to address pediatric readiness within their facilities.
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