Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters
While it is true that their expertise lies in communication, medical interpreters must also be considered part of the health care workforce. And as such, they must acquire the specialized knowledge to be safe members of the health care team.
This training provides an overview of infection control and safety precautions all interpreters should take to minimize the risk of infection and cross-contamination.
This webinar was produced in consultation with the infection control specialists in several major Seattle hospitals, and covers the following topics:
• medical interpreter as vector of disease;
• infection control topics such as reservoir of infection, colonization versus infection, and incubation period;
• necessary immunizations for interpreters;
• discussion of TB testing versus post-BCG symptom check;
• protecting the interpreter from infection;
• protecting the patient from infection;
• personal protective equipment (PPE);
• specific types of isolation for patients on inpatient services;
• particularly vulnerable patient populations;
• industrial safety concepts;
• health worker safety with respect to mechanical danger, dangerous and/or abusive people, chemical hazards, and radiation hazards;
• mental hygiene measures.
It also contains content that would be beneficial for interpreters who are preparing for the CoreCHI national certification exam.
CEUs: 1.5 points with ATA and 1 instructional hour with CCHI.*
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*If you do not see your state or organization’s CEUs here, contact us via Services@InterpreterEducationOnline.com. In most cases we can submit the webinar for CEUs on demand.
**Our office hours are Mon-Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM, and access to webinars is given manually. We try to accommodate all after hours requests, but if you purchase the webinar over the weekend, you might need to wait till Monday to get access.