Full course description
It is critical that healthcare personnel have knowledge of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the implications for healthcare delivery in a biocontainment unit (BCU) or special pathogen isolation area. In this course, learners will be able to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a BCU or special pathogen isolation area. Learners will also be able to describe the clinical presentation, management, and treatment of MERS.
This course is intended primarily for healthcare workers and teams in a biocontainment unit or special pathogen isolation area environment. Additional medical staff and public health professionals may also find the course to be of benefit. Those individuals may include but are not limited to, medical and nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Staff specializing in emergency management, communications, specialized clinical areas, laboratory, facilities management, and environmental services are also welcome.