H1N1 Flu Training for Healthcare Professionals and First Responders
H1N1 Influenza Outbreak: Planning and Response
2 Hours | $20
The rapid escalation in the number of individuals affected by the recent H1N1 virus has highlighted the need for all healthcare organizations to prepare their staff for an influenza pandemic. Workers at all levels need to be educated on the latest guidance for identifying flu symptoms and using personnel protective equipment (PPE) to reduce the risk of H1N1 exposure and prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus to their coworkers and other patients.
Meet CDC Recommendations for H1N1 Training
This course allows you and your staff to meet the latest training recommendations established by the CDC in the “Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings” which states that “All healthcare personnel should receive training on influenza prevention and risks for complications of influenza” (source: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidelines_infection_control.htm). Plus, using the online reporting features available from Care2Learn, you can easily track which of your team members are in compliance with this essential training.
This 2-hour course educates healthcare professionals in outpatient settings and medical first responders on action steps for managing an increased demand for services during a novel H1N1 influenza outbreak. The target audience for this course includes all healthcare professionals that work in:
- physician and dental offices
- urgent care centers
- health clinics
- school clinics
- ambulatory surgical centers
- mental health facilities
This course is also recommended as required training for all EMS and medical first responder personnel including firefighters and law enforcement first responders.
This interactive course organizes the vast array of recommend practices into three major sections: planning, caring for patients, and protecting your workplace. The consolidated format of this course allows you and your staff to learn what they need to know about H1N1 in 2 hours of online instruction, saving hours trying to search though government websites for relevant information.
This online course combines the latest authoritative guidance from the CDC and Department of Health with a variety of games and activities that provide the learner with the ability to apply the information that they are learning in a safe environment. Specific features include a step-by-step animation on the proper steps for performing a nasal swab for a rapid influenza test as well as online directions on performing a “fit test” for an N95 respirator mask. In addition, this course provides easy access to over a dozen printable CDC handouts and posters that your staff can use today to help with your communication response plan. This online course also includes a thorough online assessment that ensures the individual is informed and educated on the H1N1 virus.
Simple Delivery and Management
The Care2Learn Learning Management System (LMS) allows all employees within an organization to easily create their own student account, enroll in this course, and access the course post-assessment online. Administrative access is available to managers to view completion reports (including post-assessment scores) for their entire staff to ensure complete compliance.
Customizable to Your Polices and Procedures
Care2Learn can add your organization’s specific policies and procedures into this course and post-assessment to ensure that all your team members are up-to-date with the latest organizational protocols.
About the Author: Dr. John Freitas
I am a Board Certified Family Medicine physician with over 20 years of family practice experience. I also have an extensive training background that includes serving as a clinical instructor in emergency medicine, and developing and delivering an ACLS program. I've had the honor of serving as a medical director for multiple LTC facilities, home health organizations, and hospices. In addition, I have worked within the prison system as the medical director for four county jails. I have a BS in Food Biochemistry from U.C. Davis, CA and a medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. My current position as Director of Education and Training for Care2Learn lets me use all the elements of my cumulative experience! I am also an authorized OSHA General and Construction Industry Outreach Trainer, and I am certified in infection control and epidemiology.