First Receiver Operations – This course exceeds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Joint Commission on the Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements for hospitals. During this two-day training session participants will be able to recognize hazardous materials, perform hazard and risk assessments, determine and dress in the appropriate personal protective equipment, and how to perform effective patient decontamination.
Hospitals that are expected to handle contaminated or potentially contaminated patients will need to be properly trained. Exposure to harmful chemicals is often thought to occur during a terror event, but realistically a contaminated patient is more likely to present from an accidental release. These releases are often a result of a transportation or industrial facility accident. This training is based on OSHA Best Practices.
Employees of the hospital that need the training are; Emergency Department Staff, Maintenance & Engineering, Security, Environmental Services, and Nursing Supervisors. Additional employees that may need the training may be; Lab personnel, Respiratory Therapist, Admissions, Clerical, and Health & Safety.
Robert is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with 22 years in the fire service. Rob has has been teaching for nearly 18 years and is also an Adjunct instructor with the South Carolina Fire Academy. Rob is one of E-Med's senior instructors with instruction specialty in Hazmat response and introductory fire fighter programs, along with industrial response training programs, covering all 6 of E-Med's training disciplines.
Jeremy is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with over 22 years of experience and has a background in Hazmat, Technical Rescue and Medical. Jeremy is the senior instructor-trainer and client program coordinator. Jeremy teaches all of E-Med's programs nationally and internationally.
Robbie is a Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department with over 16 years of fire service experience, assigned to Battalion 4 in Richland County. Robbie has technical rescue experience as well as Hazardous Materials response and is one of E-Med's industrial fire brigade instructors.
JP started his fire brigade career in 1983 while serving in the U.S. Navy. He has been serving his community as a volunteer captain for nearly 25 years. JP currently works as a Reliability Technician for Michelin and serves as a Team Leader on their industrial fire brigade. He has also been an adjunct South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor since 1996.
Creating confident responders since 2005.
Jason M. Krusen is a Deputy Fire Chief for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston, SC, with over 20 years of experience. He is the President for the Fire Smoke Coalition, and has a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Jason is also the Hospital First Receiver Project Manager and Instructor for E-Med Training Services, LLC in Columbia, SC.
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