In their continued efforts to protect healthcare workers from exposure to the virus responsible for COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS). This ETS outlines policies and procedures that should be developed and implemented in healthcare settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 individuals are treated. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for all healthcare administrators and managers.
This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Applicability and COVID-19 Plan
A COVID-19 plan
Section 3: Key ETS Requirements
Patient Screening and Management
Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Cleaning and Disinfection
Health Screening and Medical Management
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Section 4: Conclusion
Ron Orth obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Director of Curriculum Design for Post-acute Care at Relias. Ron is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA.Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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