Goal/ Intended Audience
This course is intended for health care workers in a hospital environment who may potentially have contact with a contaminated patient. The presence of hazardous materials in an Emergency Department is a risk to everyone - hospital personnel, patients and other people within the hospital. During HAZMAT incidents, hospital personnel should have two main goals: - To protect both themselves and others from exposure to the hazardous material - To provide the same level of care for the contaminated patient as any other patient This course is intended to help you respond to incidents involving hazardous materials in a way that meets these two goals.
There are four modules in this course:
- Hospital 'First Receivers' and Contaminated Patients in the Hospital
- Recognizing Hazardous Substances In The Emergency Department
- Understanding The Hospital's Response Plan & Your Role
- Common Hazardous Substances in Your Community
There are review questions at the end of each module. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the module. In addition, some modules contain practice exercises.