Isolation and Quarantine


Course Overview 

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Course Description
Isolation and quarantine are traditional tools in containment of infectious disease of contaminated individuals. This training provides an overview of the use of isolation and quarantine in order to prevent and control the spread of disease.

This course is provided by PERLC - Texas and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Emergency Responders / Receivers Public Health.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define and distinguish isolation and quarantine in the context of a public health emergency
  2. Identify who has the authority to issue an isolation or quarantine order
  3. Distinguish between the 4 types of control measures (quarantine) in Texas
  4. Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary isolation

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
Emergency Operations Coordination

  • Function 1: Conduct preliminary assessment to determine need for public activation
  • Function 2: Activate public health emergency operations
  • Function 3: Develop incident response strategy
  • Function 4: Manage and sustain the public health response
  • Function 5: Demobilize and evaluate public health emergency operations

Emergency Public Information and Warning

  • Function 1: Activate the emergency public information system
  • Function 2: Determine the need for a joint public information system
  • Function 3: Establish and participate in information system operations
  • Function 4: Establish avenues for public interaction and information exchange
  • Function 5: Issue public information, alerts, warnings, and notifications

Mass Care

  • Function 1: Determine public health role in mass care operations
  • Function 2: Determine mass care needs of the impacted population
  • Function 3: Coordinate public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health services
  • Function 4: Monitor mass care population health

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

  • Function 1: Engage partners and identify factors that impact non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Function 2: Determine non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Function 3: Implement non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Function 4: Monitor non-pharmaceutical interventions

Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

  • Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
  • Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
  • Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions
  • Function 4: Improve public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation systems

Responder Safety and Health

  • Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks
  • Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs
  • Function 3: Coordinate with partners to facilitate risk-specific safety and health training
  • Function 4: Monitor responder safety and health actions

Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies:
Model Leadership

  • Act within the scope of one’s legal authority

Communicate and Manage Information

  • Manage information related to an emergency

Plan for and Improve Practice

  • Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans

Protect Worker Health and Safety

  • Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations and threats

Online/ Self-paced

Credit /CEU
None available

1 hr.

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Course Publication Date
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