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Title: Public Safety Workers and AIDS: A Guidebook for Ambulance Service, Corrections, Fire Service, and Law Enforcement Personnel
Corporate Author: California Firefighter Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): K Mueller
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Health Services
Sacramento, CA 94234
California Firefighter Foundation
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook was published as part of the AIDS Education for Emergency Workers Project, established in 1976 and coordinated by the Sacramento Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and funded by the California Department of Health Services.
Abstract: The Project has developed a nationally renowned curriculum for AIDS education through which its Master Trainer teams conduct "train the resource/trainer" courses throughout California. These resource/trainers then instruct public safety workers. All individuals who complete these courses receive this guidebook that provides information reflecting the current scope of AIDS research, discussing in detail how HIV is transmitted. Clear, specific suggestions, based on a Centers for Disease Control document on prevention and decontamination to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to HIV, are described. The final chapter outlines information on Federal, California, and local laws affecting public safety workers. A resource section lists government agencies, hotlines, national organizations, professional organizations in California, and AIDS contractors and community groups in California.
Main Term(s): Occupational safety and health
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission; California; Risk taking behavior
Note: 4th edition; previously published as Emergency Workers and the AIDS Epidemic
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