Contact Investigation

Topic: 
Epidemiology & Surveillance
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
30 minutes
Level: 
Introductory
University: 
University of Minnesota
PERLC: 
Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education PERLC

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Description: 

This is one of nine awareness-level online modules, developed by the University of Minnesota in the UM PHET series, that cover critical topics related to emergency preparedness. The Contact Investigation module provides an overview of contact investigation as an essential strategy for preventing and controlling serious communicable diseases. This module takes between 20-40 minutes to complete. Up to .05 Continuing Education Credits are available for successful completion of the module. This training provides an overview of contact investigation as an essential strategy for preventing and controlling serious communicable diseases.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define contact investigation (CI)
  • Describe key elements of CI (disease, contacts, actions)
  • Explain the steps of the CI process
  • Describe the steps and essential components of interviewing
  • Explain methods to locate and notify contacts
  • State guidelines for field safety during CI
PHEP Capabilities: 
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation