EMUTOM Biological agents

EMUTOM Effects of work: biological agents Concise description This EMUTOM lesson has four chapters. In the first chapter biological hazards and risks are generally described and defined. The second chapter is about some specific occupations at risk for exposure to biological agents: health care workers, farmers and outdoor workers. (For a complete picture reference is […]

Virtual Patients: Outbreak

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, you are a family doctor in Toronto, Canada. It is March 17, 2003, a regular patient, a 54-year-old woman recently lost her elderly mother (78) who had only just returned from visiting family in Hong Kong. She […]

Acute Respiratory Infection prevention and control for healthcare workers

MOOC: Infection Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) for healthcare workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries This course includes nine units with animated and interactive scenarios, first introducing specific risk situations that healthcare workers have faced daily during the pandemic. After the introduction of the risks, preventive measures are presented following the Hierarchy […]

OpenWHO course: COVID-19 – Occupational Health and Safety for health workers

The WHO Platform OpenWHO developed a course for health workers who work under challenging or difficult conditions related to COVID-19. In this pandemic health workers are exposed to many different occupational risks to health and safety. In this one hour lasting course the following topics are discussed: (1) infectious risks to health and safety, (2) […]

Virtual Patients: A Needle Stick Injury

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, a junior doctor who works on an internal medicine ward is challenged to diagnose a patient with complaints like weight loss, tiredness, poor appetite, and pain in the legs and arms. During the process of diagnosing the […]

Protect Patti. Practicing personal protection (PPE)

An online module designed to help selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases. In addition, the module supports the training in the proper use of PPE by interactive teaching of the moments and order of putting on and off of the PPE. The module also reviews […]