Infectious Diseases


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
Have you ever come in to work sick? The notion of spreading germs may not have crossed your mind. But some infectious diseases can spread very rapidly in the workplace among coworkers, clients, patients, and beyond the workplace to the general public, including family members. Infectious diseases can have serious health consequences. This course is intended to help workers develop awareness about the seriousness of infectious diseases and the importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infection. It also covers specific infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria to help prevent contracting and spreading them. Company policy may also provide guidance on infectious diseases and should be consulted where it exists. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
All employees

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.9

Lesson Objectives

Infectious Diseases

  • identify effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
  • identify best practices to use when washing your hands to protect yourself and others from exposure to infectious germs
  • identify those at a higher risk than the general population for contracting COVID-19
  • identify precautions to take to protect yourself and others
  • identify key characteristics of 3 types of influenza
  • recognize the most effective way to protect yourself against the flu
  • identify who is at highest risk for contracting measles
  • recognize how measles is spread
  • recognize the most common symptoms of norovirus
  • identify ways to avoid or prevent the spread of norovirus
  • identify who is at risk of contracting Ebola
  • recognize the progression of Ebola symptoms
  • identify ways smallpox can be spread from one person to another
  • identify when a person with smallpox is contagious
  • recognize how the Zika virus is transmitted
  • identify ways to avoid or prevent the spread of the Zika virus
  • identify who is at increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease
  • distinguish the symptoms of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal septicemia
  • identify potential sources of exposure to Legionella bacteria
  • identify symptoms of Legionnaires' disease
  • identify who is at increased risk of MRSA infection
  • recognize symptoms of MRSA
  • recognize how anthrax spores can enter the body
  • recognize symptoms of different types of anthrax
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