Emergency response agencies are tasked with providing safety equipment, training, education and ongoing compliance with infection control policies, procedures and a department infection control plan to meet state and federal requirements.  Sometimes, this can be difficult to stay on top of but it is one of the most important parts of ensuring protections to our staff, patients and agency.

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Liver with Hepatitis B infection highlighted inside human body and close-up view of Hepatitis B Viruses, medical concept, 3D illustration

MedEdNow is proud to announce the release of a new program that can help make it easy to ensure compliance.  MedEdNows’ Nationally Accredited Designated Infection Control Officer Program  can be completed 100% online, at your pace, from any device and is accredited by CAPCE and accepted in all 50 states.

“Are your employees provided the adequate resources and training to protect themselves from the many dangerous diseases that they encounter within your industry? Our primary resource we have in this business is our people. It’s time that we shift more of our focus towards them and ensure they have the right training and the staff has the knowledge to know what to do when an exposure has occurred,” says Chris Sermarini, EMS Chief with Lake Jackson EMS in Texas.  “The Ryan White Law has set national expectations amongst Emergency Medical Services, Fire Departments, Law Enforcement agencies and other emergency response agencies in terms of protecting our personnel from the risks they encounter.  I would challenge every agency to ask themselves, Do they know what these requirements are? Does our agency have a Designated Infection Control Officer and if so have they had proper training to ensure compliance with state and federal laws?  One of the many things we really like about the program is that it is online and we always have access to the course and resources and to network with other EMS and healthcare professionals around the country doing the same thing we are doing.  This course also met the Texas Health and Safe Code Sec. 81.012 for Designated Infection Control Officer training.  It was a no brainer for us to send our staff through this course online.  It saved us a lot of money and the training was high quality and we could do it on our time, at our pace.

Here’s a complete list of the modules in the MedEdNow Designated Infection Control Officer Program.

Module 1 – Introduction to being a Designated Infection Control Officer

Module 2 – United States Code & Regulations (Why the Federal Mandate?)

Module 3 – Clinical Concepts in Infection Control

Module 4 – Bloodborne Pathogens Training Mandate

Module 5 – Personal Protective Equipment

Module 6 – Regulated Medical Waste, Confidentiality and HIPAA

Module 7 – For Texas EMS Providers Only (Covering Texas Specific Regulations)

Module 8 – Free Resources for the DICO

Forum – Open to all current and past participants to communicate and stay in touch with DICO professionals around the country.

For questions about MedEdNows’ training catalog for infection control officers and staff, please contact us today (855-298-8900) or send us an email at sales@medicalednow.com and will get back to you within 1 business day!