COVID19: Safe Training Practices

by Bill Cantrell
7 months ago
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We realize that our clients want to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to zero or as close to zero as reasonably possible. With that in mind, we have initiated the following practices to our onsite and offsite training programs. A number of these items are already part of our standard practices with additional items added per CDC/WHO guidelines to respond to COVID-19.

 

We believe that by following these practices, we will be able to deliver the highest levels of training while ensuring the safety of your employees and our instructors.

 

·       We will continue to do small onsite classes to minimize your employee’s exposure. We believe that by avoiding sending your students to large external classes, you will reduce the chance of them bringing deadly pathogens back into your facility. Our small class size typically has just a single course instructor to minimize your employee’s exposure.

·       All students and instructors will have temperatures checked at the beginning and end of each day of class. Anyone with an oral temperature above 100.4° F (37.8° C) will be advised to contact their supervisor and/or Employee Health.

·       Students and instructor(s) will sign attestation of absence of symptoms (Fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)

·       If number of participants falls below required class minimums and needs to be cancelled, we will waive any cancellation fees. The only charges that will be billed will be any travel fees and training room expenses incurred.

·       At the beginning of each class we will do a quick COVID-19 classroom safety briefing.

·       All desk surfaces will be wiped down at the beginning of class, at lunch time and at the end of day with appropriate cleaners.

·       All manikins and skills stations will be wiped down with appropriate cleaner at the beginning of class, between each student and at the end of class day.

·       Students will be required to wear disposable gloves during all hands-on learning and skills stations.

·       Students will be seated in a spread-out fashion with at least one empty seat between students and they will be encouraged to maintain 6-foot separation.

·       Our instructors will limit and minimize their activity in your facility. This will include bringing their lunch and restricting their presence to training areas.

·       If your facility has any guidelines that exceed our precautions, we will update our practices to match during your training classes.

 

I understand that any contact comes with some level of inherent risk. However, I also am certain that our classes deliver a huge benefit to your organization’s ability to manage critical patients as well as those possibly infected with COVID-19. Our Protected Airway and Protected Code programs are specifically designed to manage high risk events (airway management, emergent procedures, resuscitation and cardiac arrest) during possible COVID-19 presence. 

 

Please contact us if there are any ways in which we can help you meet your training objectives or if you have any questions.

 

 

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