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NCJ Number: 119550 Find in a Library
Title: Curriculum Guide for Public-safety and Emergency-response Workers: Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus
Corporate Author: Georgia Dept of Corrections
Office of Evaluation and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia Dept of Corrections
Atlanta, GA 30334
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Washington, DC 20201
Contract Number: 90-5735
Publication Number: DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 89-108
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the content and suggested training procedures for a course of study designed to meet the training needs of law enforcement personnel, correctional staff, fire service personnel, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics who may be exposed on the job to HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Abstract: The material is based on Federal guidelines for preventing occupational transmission of HIV and HBV among worker groups. The curriculum covers how HIV and HBV are spread; personal prevention practices; universal precautions; protective equipment; specific workplace prevention practices, including decontamination; and the management of exposures. Individual sections describe ways to plan, deliver, and evaluate training; provide a lecture outline for use in training sessions; and present case studies describing incidents that might occur during the performance of duty, together with questions relating to decisions about appropriate responses. Additional sections provide lists of print and audiovisual resources, organizations, and clearinghouses; a glossary of terms; and the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. Copies of overheads for use with the lecture outline are included.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Correctional Personnel Training; Emergency services training; Occupational safety and health; Police in-service training
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