About this Course
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The goal of this 4-week course is to equip learners to safely care for a patient infected with a pathogen requiring high-level biocontainment. This can be accomplished in any healthcare facility given the correct approach and protocols. Please copy and paste the following link into a new tab/browser to view the video overview of our course. http://bit.ly/2bPZ6Cz In this course, we will: 1. Discuss the essentials of intake screening. 2. Investigate pathogen transmission characteristics and the chain of infection. 3. Examine patient placement in a facility, as well as the engineering/ administrative controls. 4. Review personal protective equipment worn by the care providers. 5. Evaluate waste management and decontamination protocols. We look forward to exploring and learning with you! Dr. Medcalf and University of Nebraska Medical Center Team This project was funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health...
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Suggested: 4-week course requiring 2-4 hours per week by the learner.

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Infection Control Basics and Personal Protection Equipment

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Reading
7 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Basic Tenets of Infection Control4m
Advice from the Experts6m
Donning PPE: Level 13m
Doffing PPE: Level 17m
Donning PPE: PAPR Level5m
Doffing PPE: PAPR Level6m
Reading2 readings
Required Readings and Resources10m
Required Readings and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Basic Tenets of Infection Control Quiz26m
Personal Protective Equipment Quiz32m
Infection Control Basics and Personal Protection Equipment Discussion Forum Participation Statement of Completion2m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Disease Containment: Historical and Modern Era Examples

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Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Ebola: Africa 1979-20158m
Ebola: Africa 2014-20155m
SARS in Toronto (Part 1)9m
SARS in Toronto (Part 2)5m
SARS in Toronto (Part 3)7m
Reading5 readings
The Histories Part 93: The Black Death (video link)10m
Influenza 1918 PBS America (video link)10m
What is Smallpox? (video link)10m
Required Readings and Resources10m
Required Readings and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Historical Era Quiz26m
Modern Era Quiz18m
Disease Containment: Historical and Modern Era Examples Discussion Forum Participation Statement of Completion2m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

High Level Biocontainment in Hospitals: The Location and Team

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Reading
6 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Diagnostics Imagining6m
Laboratory and Infection Prevention10m
Assembly, Recruitment, Structure and Culture of the Team7m
Communication and Training the Team8m
Mental and Occupational Health of the Team9m
Reading1 reading
Required Readings and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
High Level Biocontainment Quiz16m
High Level Biocontainment Team Quiz20m
High Level Biocontainment in Hospitals: The Location and Team Discussion Forum Participation Statement of Completion.2m

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2 hours to complete

Biocontainment: Patient Intake and Other Considerations

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Reading
7 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Inbound Transportation: Planning and Community Collaboration of Patients9m
The Financial Costs of Biocontainment4m
Caring for Pediatric Patients4m
Fatality Management5m
Risk Communications6m
Final Thoughts from the Experts3m
Reading2 readings
Required Readings and Resources10m
Required Readings and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Patient Intake Quiz10m
Biocontainment: Other Considerations Quiz16m
Biocontainment: Patient Intake and Other Considerations Discussion Forum Participation Statement of Completion2m

Instructors

Sharon Medcalf, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Marty Magee MSA, MLS

Instructional Design Librarian

Peggy Moore, MSEd

E-Learning Instructional Designer
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dept. of Academic Affairs

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