National Ebola Training and Education Center

NETEC EMS Biosafety Transport Course - Chicago, IL

 

Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


The registration period has closed for this event.


Register

Registration is now open and runs through 11/15/2019 10:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada).



Who should attend?

The focus of this course will include how to:

 

  • Distinguish among various high consequence infectious diseases (smallpox, MERS, Ebola Virus Disease, novel influenza) regarding their clinical characteristics and transmission mechanisms for the purpose of PPE selection and enhancing worker safety.
  • Explain standard and transmission-based infection control precautions.
  • Describe environmental controls, work practices and safety equipment that will decrease the likelihood of inadvertent exposure to infectious bodily fluids.
  • Describe waste management and post-mission health monitoring.
  • Demonstrate donning and doffing of PPE under the direct supervision of faculty that have experience with transport and management of patients with high consequence infectious diseases.


There is no tuition cost for this program. NETEC and its partners are not responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airfare cancellation or hotel deposits. No travel funding is available to participants from NETEC.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Please do not make travel arrangements until your course registration has been approved.


Information


November 18, 2019

NETEC EMS Biosafety Transport Course

 

Course topics to include strategies for US healthcare facilities and frontline caregivers in identifying and isolating patients who may have Ebola or other special pathogens and guidance on safely providing needed care or appropriate transfer while in PPE.

NETEC Course Flyer

 


Location
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

541 N Fairbanks Court, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Click here for directions


Transportation

 

From Chicago Airports:

  • Area Hotel Shuttle Services
  • Taxi and Uber Services

 


Lodging Information

There are several hotels located near the course location. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received an approval.


About NETEC


National Ebola Training and Education Center

 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) to increase the competency of healthcare and public health workers and the capability of healthcare facilities to deliver safe, efficient, and effective Ebola patient care.

The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center. All three of these healthcare institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently over the past year to share their knowledge with other healthcare facilities and public health jurisdictions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, educational and training tool for healthcare systems throughout the United States.


Have a Question?

Please contact NETEC at info@netec.org.