Designated Officers Resources

 

Infection Prevention and Emergency Service Workers

Emergency Service Workers are at an increased risk of exposure to communicable diseases. The risk of exposure can be reduced with the implementation of proper health and safety programs designed to protect workers from communicable diseases. The role of the Designated Officer in such programs is essential.

 

As part of the Health Unit’s role in supporting our area Designated Officers, the resources listed below are available to you. These resources will assist the Designated Officer in assessing and managing exposures to communicable diseases to protect the health of the workers and to prevent further spread of infectious organisms.

 

Designated Officer’s Manual for Infection Prevention – Reducing the Risk for Front Line Staff (October 2015)

Designated Officer Incident Exposure Report

What To Do Next...After an exposure to potential blood borne infections

DO Consent to Draw Blood Form

Vaccination Recommendations

 

Fact Sheets

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Group A Streptococcal Infection

Tuberculosis

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

HIV/AIDS

 

Other fact sheets on specific infectious diseases are also available.

 

 

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