Emerging Infectious Diseases Programs: A Performance-Based Approach

Healthcare providers, first responders, and safety professionals all play a vital role in emergency medical response, treatment, and transport of exposed, ill, or injured patients. We need to prepare for challenges, enhance incident management concepts, address emerging infectious diseases and increase employee protection and preparedness. Infectious disease programs must be based on medical evidence, modified for changing conditions and verified by performance-based training. 
Topics will include lessons learned and forgotten, source capture and source control versus respiratory protection, dispatch/call management, pre-transport, EMS on scene, and post-transport employee protection elements. 

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: April 7, 2022
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Dr. Dennis Terpin is a retired Senior Industrial Hygienist and Emergency Manager at The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Dr. Terpin serves on the ASTM F23.65 International Respiratory Protection Committee on Protective Clothing and Respiratory Protection. Dennis was the author of the university’s EMS Ebola response team that included PPE requirements, EMS Decontamination, and performance-based training. Dr. Terpin is a master level instructor for FEMA/DHS at the Center for Domestic Preparedness and is a recipient of the 2014 Illinois Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Achievement Award


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