University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tag: communicable diseases

Ethical Concerns and Zones of Contamination

This module covers the basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) decision-making when deployed to a Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF), including applying appropriate Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures related to personal protective equipment (PPE). It also covers ethical principles that might come into conflict when trying to prevent the spread of infection   

January 24, 2023

EMS Mortuary Services: Transport Operations

This module describes the critical logistical elements of the pre-transport, operational, and post-transport phases. The module will also cover proper infection control concepts, including zones of contamination, that are critical to the three phases of transport: pre-transport, operational, and post-transport.

July 12, 2021

EMS Mortuary Services: Ambulance Infection Control for Biocontainment Transport

This module describes the critical elements of risk assessment, preparation and planning required for a biocontainment transport of a patient with an airborne transmission illness, Ebola virus disease or another highly infectious disease. The module identifies situations when ambulance draping might be employed and discuss equipment that can be used to protect the ambulance patient […]

July 12, 2021

EMS Mortuary Services: Regional Coordination of Infectious Disease Response

This module describes the key elements of a regional coordination plan for infectious disease response. It covers the regional emergency coordinator’s roles and how the Concept of Operations plans for each state interface with the Regional Coordinator Plan.

February 12, 2021

EMS Mortuary Services: Waste Handling

This module describes waste management processes when associated with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola and other special pathogens.

October 14, 2020

EMS Mortuary Services: Cleaning and Disinfection

This module describes how to perform a risk assessment, how to determine appropriate personal protective equipment, and appropriate cleaning and disinfection activities in healthcare settings associated with highly infectious diseases

October 14, 2020