DMP320 – 1.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Personnel and residents at Long-Term Care Facilities (nursing homes, skilled nursing, and assisted living) are highly vulnerable to the spread of contagious pathogens. People aged 65 and older are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. People with chronic medical conditions such as respiratory illness, diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease are also just as susceptible. Both senior citizens and chronically ill patients are represented among the nation’s 1.3 million nursing home residents – a key reason why 1 in 5 US deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Coronavirus is just one example of a variety of pathogens that personnel and residents may be exposed to if the personal protective equipment (PPE) is not worn properly. 

This course will provide an awareness of disease-causing pathogens and protocols that protect personnel and residents from exposure to pathogens.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Broadband internet connection
  • Recommended browser: Mozilla Firefox 30 or higher, Google Chrome 37 or higher
  • Alternative browser: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher
  • Apple Quicktime Player 10 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher


  • Brief overview of disease-causing pathogens
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for Nursing Home Staff

Suggested Audience

This course was designed for all long-term care facility personnel responsible for the care of residents and patients at nursing homes, skilled nursing, and assisted living centers during a pandemic.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]

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