WiRED Completes Ebola Module for
Health Care Workers
Health care workers (HCWs) play a critical role in the international community’s efforts to stop the
spread, and prevent the recurrence, of Ebola and other devastating epidemics. Now WiRED International offers an educational program to help HCWs follow safe and effective procedures in addressing the needs of Ebola patients. The module,
now in English, will soon be available in French.
WiRED International’s training module covers infection prevention and control (IPC) measures that healthcare facilities should follow to prepare for and to contain an infectious disease outbreak (focusing on Ebola virus disease outbreaks). This module follows the strict guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The module addresses procedures for infection control in a healthcare setting, general patient care and environmental cleaning and waste management. Through video, diagrams, photos and quizzes, HCWs will learn about topics such as hand hygiene, conducting interviews to trace contacts of infected persons, locating and identifying cases, isolation and transport of patients and precautions and equipment to protect themselves. Read more »
WiRED International Focuses on Risk of Influenza as Flu Season Begins Worldwide
Even as attention remains on Ebola, WiRED International emphasizes also the prevention of another threat—influenza, both abroad and in the U.S. We now offer an updated flu module in our e-library. This module presents one-stop shopping information on the illness through video, diagrams, photos and quizzes—and as always free of charge.
As flu season begins worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that 3 to 5 million people will catch the illness, and 250,000 to 500,000 will die from it. Seasonal influenza viruses circulate worldwide and can affect anybody in any age group. Flu poses a serious public health problem that causes severe illness and death. Read more »
WiRED International Stresses Importance of Handwashing
through Release of New Module
Handwashing is a vital step in the prevention of infectious diseases from Ebola to influenza. WiRED International now offers a brief educational course on handwashing, which underlines proper and frequent handwashing as a means to prevent and control many illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls handwashing a “do-it-yourself” vaccine. Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs (bacteria, parasites and viruses) to avoid getting sick and to stop the spread of germs to other people.
Through video, diagrams, photos and quizzes, our handwashing module explains:
- How to wash your hands in the most effective way
- When you should wash your hands
- Ways to improvise when running water is not available
- Five steps of handwashing: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry
- Proper use of hand sanitizer
- Handwashing and hygiene challenges and barriers
Handwashing prevents and controls infectious diseases when performed accurately—take Wired International’s health education course to learn how now!
This module is especially useful for parents and schools to teach
children about proper handwashing techniques.
All of our training modules can be found at wiredhealthresources.net and are free to everyone. WiRED International never charges for any of our health education materials.
WiRED International Announces the Release of a New Training Program on Ebola
WiRED International has expanded our training program on Ebola with the addition of a module designed for students and their families. The new module reviews Ebola basics, including signs and symptoms, preventive measures and approaches to treatment. The module aims to give teachers, parents and others who work with children a tool to explain Ebola and reduce fear while providing proper precautions and practical measures for populations everywhere vulnerable to the illness.
While WiRED International continues to distribute our original Ebola module in West Africa, we are stepping up our efforts to educate Africans on this deadly disease before it can advance. Read more »
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