Serious Communicable Diseases Program (Prestonsburg)

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Serious Communicable Diseases Program (Prestonsburg)

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Program (SCDP) is offering two free in-person training courses in Prestonsburg on June 20th, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM ET, for frontline healthcare workers and EMS providers.  Emory will offer CEUs to attendees.

The Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University is the US DHHS designated Region IV Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center (RESPTC).  As a RESPTC, the SCDU is committed to educating frontline health care workers and emergency responders in Region IV on special pathogen preparedness and response.  On June 20, 2024, the SCDU will host two parallel training sessions at The Mountain Arts Center (MAC) in Prestonsburg for hospital and EMS health care workers that reside in Kentucky.  CEUs will be offered upon the completion of an evaluation.

EMS Biosafety Transport Course: This course is designed for EMS providers of all types, but any health care personnel who are at risk of exposure to patients with a high-consequence infectious disease are welcome to attend.  Course participants will get 8 hours of didactic and hands-on instruction on current diseases of  concern, and learn about EMS biosafety transport operation, ambulance preparation, PPE donning and Doffing, Isopod, and threat recognition.  You will learn how to identify high-consequence infectious diseases; what infection prevention and control precautions are needed to care for suspect patients; how to reduce risk through environmental controls; and more.

Frontline Hospitals Course: The hospital-based course was developed for medical and nursing staff, emergency management, education and training leaders, and infection prevention staff. Enhance your readiness to safely identify and isolate a patient with a suspected or confirmed special pathogen and inform appropriate officials while providing necessary patient care.

Register here:

For more information on the course contact:
Yasmin Thornton
Outreach Coordinator
Emory University School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

The regional event coordinator is:
Steven Little, Eastern KY HCC
(502) 330-0716


June 20
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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