Developing a Comprehensive Infection Control Plan for the Santa Rosa Fire Department [open pdf - 138KB]
"The problem is that Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) does not have a comprehensive infection control plan, thus leading to the possible discontinuity of the department's mission: to save life and property. The purpose of this research was to identify how SRFD can better prepare for infection control. Through descriptive research, infection control guidelines and standards were identified, other fire departments were surveyed about this issue and essential components SRFD should consider were included, along with the internal infection control knowledge of SRFD company officers. The research was accomplished through literature review and surveys. The results showed the importance of developing a comprehensive infection control plan. Recommendations included the design, implementation and evaluation process for a comprehensive infection control plan."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/