Decontamination safe practices (COVID-19) of equipment (for instructors)
Are you concerned regarding keeping your students safe during a time of worry regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
It's important to minimize risk by providing safe equipment, a safe environment for students to learn in, and offering the utmost care in preventing the spread of contamination of disease. This is part of our responsibilities as instructors. Now more than ever, we need to be vigilant in making sure we apply these practices and obtain information from reputable sources so we're knowledgable about COVID-19.
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is the place that you can get the real facts and live updates on the situation worldwide, as well as suggestions for reducing the risk of exposure.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) provides some light on the myths surrounding COVID-19.
- The American Heart Association (AHA) provides information on how those who have heart disease or have suffered from a stroke could have increased worry and need to take additional precautions.
- It is also important to review the AHA Training Memo: Optional Instructional Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak written March 10, 2020, that shares precautionary steps that you should put into practice until April 30, 2020 (could be extended, if needed), to minimize risk and have heightened awareness of safety measures to take while teaching and training students.
- Our ProTrainings video on cleaning and sanitizing equipment shares how to safeguard your students (and yourself) by cleaning manikin equipment before, during, and after each class to reduce risk.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our instructor helpline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 877-630-1310.