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Dispatch Pro Lesson Summaries

2021 Lesson 16: Bloodborne Pathogens


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This one-hour lesson helps prepare 9-1-1 dispatchers to handle calls involving bloodborne pathogens. It addresses: 

  • The need to advise public safety personnel immediately if a caller divulges the presence of – or exposure to – a bloodborne pathogen.

  •  Following agency guidelines regarding the method by which the information is relayed to the responders (CAD, MDC, radio, phone, etc.).

  • The bloodborne pathogens of greatest concern to law enforcement officers.  

  • Identifying situations where law enforcement officers may face exposure to bloodborne pathogens. 

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