Free 3-day Ebola Safety Training in Alabama--apply now!
Trainers Needed for Ebola Safety Training Course
CDC's Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak http://cl.exct.net/?qs=71ec7b6c7d1a9b6b4a0bf74ce153d440c55cbb822ca2ebe6d7d9bc2d04c3544e is looking for clinicians (physicians, nurses, 4th year med students) who would enjoy facilitating exercises in a mock Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). Trainers guide students in the donning and doffing (putting on and off) of personal protective equipment (PPE), and coach them through exercises that help to prepare them for caring for patients in a real ETU in west Africa. It's a unique opportunity to contribute to the Ebola response with a short-term commitment, and to meet, instruct, and get to know the compassionate clinicians who will soon deploy to work in west Africa. Trainers who have done it thus far have loved it.
Trainers are needed immediately. The course will be held most weeks during October through March, 2015 (schedule <http://cl.exct.net/?qs=71ec7b6c7d1a9b6b50d45eee57ea3c3cebb5ddd2b9d1635a22b901715cd7c2cc>
), usually from Monday 8 AM until Wednesday 5 PM. We are asking potential instructors to commit to facilitate at least two courses during 2014 (the first as a student instructor, the second as an instructor), although persons with strong skills, e.g., infection control or teaching, may be accepted for just one course.
Trainings are held on the FEMA training campus in Anniston, Alabama, about a 90 minute drive from Atlanta. CDC will reimburse travel expenses; meals, lodging, and an honorarium are provided.
Here are some newsclips about the training:
If interested, please send the following information to HCWTrainer@orau.org<UrlBlockedError.aspx> :
• A short bio, and CV or resume with education, credentials, and experience relative to the trainer duties
• The specific courses (by start date on schedule) when you are available (October - March)
• Contact information for 2 work references who know your abilities (indicate if we should get your permission before contacting)
• A statement whether or not you are a U.S. citizen
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), a U.S. Department of Energy Institute, is assisting CDC by handling interactions with and logistics for the trainers. Correspondence from ORISE staff can be identified by their orau.org <http://orau.org> email address.