Who Should Take This Course?
Any currently certified/licensed EMT or Paramedic who is fulfilling his/her requirement for continuing education.
This course has been approved for 1 hour of BLS/ALS Instructor based Continuing Education by California State approved C.E. provider 56-0013.
The objectives of this course are as follows:
1. Have an understanding of what Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is.
2. Have an understanding of how VRE is acquired and transmitted as well as risk factors.
3. Have an understanding of how VRE affects EMS providers, including prevention and precaution.
4. Have an understanding of how VRE affects hospital providers, including prevention and precaution.
5. Have an understanding of how VRE affects the public.
6. Have an understanding of signs / symptoms / treatment of VRE.
This course has one section, which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and is followed by a final assignment and course evaluation.
|Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)||
FINAL Assignment and Course Evaluation
For CE courses there is no exam. Once the student views the course content, they must complete the "objectives learned assignment" and conduct a course evaluation.
EMTs require constant training and continuing education.
While online training can assist in an EMT's training, receiving hands-on training is also important.
Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment an employer's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.