COVID-19 has affected organizations and their staff on every level and in every region of the country. To ensure that organizations can continue delivering services during this pandemic and beyond, the Western Institute of Emergency Education is offering the PDT course. Our goal is to empower Canadian businesses to resume operations by first making sure employees feel safe.
The PDT course is designed to help organizations meet public health guidelines, and is suitable for all audiences, including those who work in front-line service delivery, retail, community and social services, and those who work with vulnerable populations.
- How to prevent infection and prevent pathogens from entering the body.
- The different ways diseases are transmitted and the role of immunization.
- Proper hand washing techniques.
- How to use personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly, including donning and doffing a medical gown, a mask, protective eyewear, and gloves.
- How to safely dispose of PPE.
Training Partners may offer PDT in virtual classroom and in-person formats (where local legislation allows).
- Virtual classroom format is Instructor-led and includes live demonstration using teaching aids and personal protective equipment (PPE), for groups of up to 20 participants.
- In-person, Instructor-led format is facilitated by a Canadian Red Cross Instructor and includes live demonstration while following public health guidelines and Red Cross best practices for in-person training.
PDT training is 40 minutes in length. Participants earn a three-year certification at the end of the course that can be downloaded and shared with employers.