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Emerging Infectious Disease Management for Healthcare Facilities (EID)

This training was developed out of a desire to help healthcare facilities, Public Health, EMS and Emergency Management Agencies understand the current  landscape of their roles and responsibilities in an emerging infectious disease outbreak. 

This course aims to attract participants from various departments across healthcare facilities in order to encourage interaction and spark a dialogue to help them plan for their facilities. This training is not clinical, but is meant to assist with emerging infectious disease emergency planning and response.  


Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

•  Describe their roles and responsibilities within their communities and healthcare coalitions during a large-scale public health emergency
•  Identify the important planning considerations of the following emerging infectious disease threats to plan for an appropriate facility-wide response:
• Pandemic Influenza/Avian Influenza
• Vector-Borne Disease (e.g., West Nile, Zika)
• Re-emerging Threats (e.g., measles, Ebola, Streptococcus)
• Potential Bioterror Agents (e.g., anthrax, plague)

•  Identify the fundamental elements to prevent transmission:
• Minimize potential exposures
• Implement engineering controls
• Monitor and manage ill and exposed healthcare personnel
• Train and educate healthcare personnel
• Ensure adherence to infection control practices
• Implement environmental infection control
• Manage visitor access and movement 

•  Develop clinical guidance for staff on appropriate PPE, surveillance, isolation and quarantine, outreach, and patient education using existing resources          presented during the training

•  Outline key elements of a medical surge concept of operations for their health center(s) in the event of a suspected infectious disease outbreak

•  Identify crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) techniques for healthcare facilities related to EID, to include:
• Preparation of appropriate and trusted spokespersons;
• Integration of the six CERC principles into drafted messaging (Be First, Be Right, Be Credible, Express Empathy, Promote Action, and Show            Respect);
•Utilization of resources and subject matter experts when crafting messages related to an unknown or emerging threat.

•  To give participants an opportunity to learn and share best practices and lessons learned from each other, further strengthening local relationships to          leverage during future incidents  

Date(s)  Tue. May 21, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Location New Hanover County Health Department
2029 S. 17th St, Wilmington NC 28401 
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Building/Room Auditorium 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length  
Course Hours
Target Audience * Healthcare Facilities, Community Health Centers, and other public health emergency response partner agencies and organizations * Mid- to upper-level staff, supervisors, and executive management * Emergency Management, EMS * Medical staff in general 

For more information or questions, please contact:

Heather Griffin


Chris Starbuck



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