October 20, 2014 (Sonora, CA) — Sonora Regional Medical Center is providing a two-day class for staff to receive training for hazardous materials (HazMat) response in a health care setting. In addition to practicing donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE), class participants will learn how to decontaminate patients exposed to chemical and biological spills, identify and isolate contaminated patients and set up a decontamination shower.
The Medical Center is purchasing additional PPE and staff members from various departments at the Medical Center will be participating in the class which will be held October 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This training, which has been planned for a few months, will focus on hazardous chemicals and biological spills. Some of the education gained will be useful in training for Ebola.