• Awareness Level Decontamination Training
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    Awareness Level Decontamination Training

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires hospitals to provide First Responder Awareness Level Decontamination Training to hospital personnel who may encounter a contaminated patient or be called upon to support the decon process, but are not part of the hospital’s Decon Team. This includes emergency department personnel, security, set-up crew, triage staff, clinicians, clerks, and others associated with the decontamination process.

    DQE Awareness Level Decontamination Training is ideal for introducing the important role your hospital plays in community health services to multiple staff members, local industry officials, and emergency responders.


    The Awareness Level Decontamination Training Program combines lecture, case studies, and facilitated discussion to help attendees better recognize a hazardous material incident, make the appropriate notification, and how to take necessary defensive actions.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Class Size: Maximum of 50

    Classes Available Per Day: 2

    Class Location: On site at the client hospital


    This conference-style Awareness Level Training covers:

    • Hazardous material and contamination recognition, identification, notification, and response
    • Site safety measures and notification protocols
    • Understanding of the hospital’s Emergency Decontamination Operations Plan and its activation
    • Decontamination and personal protective equipment
    • Agent identification using various informational resources
    • Pertinent regulatory requirements for staff safety and patient decontamination
    • Overview of an Emergency Decontamination Operation
    • Recognition and isolation of self-referred contaminated victims and proper notification procedures


    DQE will assist the hospital in qualifying for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits and will provide all necessary documentation to certify attendees in accordance with OSHA.