Infection Control For Emergency Medical Service Providers


Review of important information related to infection prevention and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Infection Prevention for Emergency Medical Services Personnel a 37 minute PowerPoint DVD that provides the following information:

1.  An overview of the Infection Prevention Laws that govern EMS workers

2. Review of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Regulations and Components of a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

  • Information and Training Requirements
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination and Titer
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow up

3. Review of the Ryan White Act  (Who was Ryan White)

4. Notification System for EMS mandated by Congress

  • Notification of Airborne Disease Exposures
  • NFPA Standard 1581

5. Factors needed for Disease Transmission

6.  Risk of becoming infected

7. Hand Hygiene

8. Standard Precautions

9. Review of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV

10, Overview of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms including

  • MRSA
  • VRE
  • ESBL
  • CRE
  • Acinetobacter baumannii

11. Overview of Tuberculosis

12, Cleaning and Disinfection of Equipment

13. Cleaning and Disinfection of the ambulance, fire truck etc.