Epi Surge Team Training

OCCHD Epi Surge Team Training

Location:
OCCHD Northeast Regional Health & Wellness Center
2600 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City , OK

Date/Time:
November 17, 2017 - November 17, 2017
12:30PM to 4:30PM

Class Limit:
20 students (7 seats left)

Description:
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is seeking volunteers to join the OKMRC Epi Surge Team! Normal levels of disease are investigated by Epidemiology (Epi for short) Department staff in partnership with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program team. In the case of a large outbreak, the normal OCCHD Epi staff may require assistance. That's where the Epi Surge Team steps in! We want to train individuals to be comfortable in making phone calls for an outbreak investigation. The Epi Surge Team will be trained to collect the necessary information used in an epidemiological investigation, which helps identify the source of the problem and links cases to treatment and resources.

Additional Information:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is seeking volunteers to join the OKMRC Epi Surge Team! 

Normal levels of disease are investigated by Epidemiology (Epi for short) Department staff in partnership with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program team. In the case of a large outbreak, the normal OCCHD Epi staff may require assistance. That's where the Epi Surge Team steps in!

We want to train individuals to be comfortable in making phone calls for an outbreak investigation. The Epi Surge Team will be trained to collect the necessary information used in an epidemiological investigation, which helps identify the source of the problem and links cases to treatment and resources.

TRAINING

When: Friday, November 17th, from 1230 to 1630
Registration begins at 1200, and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!

Where: OCCHD Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Center Auditorium, 2600 NE 63rd St. in OKC (West entrance)

What to Expect: Participants will be trained in data collection techniques and data entry using electronic forms on a tablet. For the hands-on portion of the class, Epi Info 7 (a CDC software) will be used to allow attendees to participate in a real-world scenario of foodborne outbreak.

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers should be able to speak, understand, and type English on a mobile device with a touch screen, and be comfortable using a telephone (land line or cellular) to conduct scripted interviews.