Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Local Health and Emergency Personnel attend Infectious Disease Training

One of the Gulf and Franklin County's strategic priorities is Preparedness for Emerging Health Threats. These threats can come from communicable diseases. Both Counties recently hosted an Infectious Disease Training for staff and community partners with key note speakers including David Chmiel, Biological Scientist and Eric Gilmore, Regional Emergency Response Adviser. The training provided an overview of current Infectious Diseases effecting public health as well as Personal Protective Equipment and N-95 Mask Fit Testing.

The training was attended by local nursing, school health and community emergency response team members. Attendees were able to review current Infectious Diseases from around the world.

As you can see, the participants learned how to best don and doff appropriate protective clothing to safely respond to public health needs.

Note: From the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin Counties April 2016 Wellness Newsletter