Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.
This online module describes decontamination methods and equipment, and identifies basic principles, standards and regulations for decontamination operations.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of decontamination
- Identify the standards regulating decontamination
- Describe the basic equipment used for decontamination
- Distinguish between emergency and technical decontamination
- Explain the process for decontamination in emergencies
- Prioritize patients for decontamination
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
4.0 Protect Worker Health and Safety
4.2 Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.
11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
14. Responder Safety and Health
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
Learn more about the Public Health Emergency Training (PHET) Series.
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