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Event date : 
Fri, 24/10/2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location : 
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia


The ARM network is pleased to present a 1 day intensive workshop for ARM members intending to deploy to West Africa for the Ebola response, as well as for first-line responders (GP, police, defense, emergency workers, paramedics)  in Australia who may be faced with a local case. We are aware that some responders are non-clinicians, and that some clinician responders do not have extensive infectious diseases training. Field epidemiologists and first line responders may also be in situations of increased risk in contact tracing activities outside of the direct clinical setting. Given the high rate of health worker infections in the West African outbreak, there is clearly a major occupational health and safety risk to responders. A free short workshop is being offered for ARM members who are considering deploying for the Ebola outbreak. The workshop is intended to fill gaps in routine training provided by deploying agencies.

Workshop content will be delivered by relevant experts and includes:

  • Hospital infection control
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Disinfection and environmental controls
  • Collection and handling of laboratory specimens
  • Update on experimental drugs and vaccines
  • Clinical features of Ebola including paeditaric vs adult disease
  • Packing for your trip
  • Cultural, social and health system issues in Liberia and Sierra Leone (delivered by health professionals from those countries)

Venue: Friday October 24th, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.

The workshop is provided free. Non-members who are intending to deploy through other agencies or mechanisms are also welcome. Places are limited and priority will be given to ARM members.

ARM is a non-profit network run by in-kind contributions from SPHCM UNSW, The Burnet Institute and The MAE Program of ANU. To register interest, please email ARM Admin

Key Contacts

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