Florida Department of Health is pleased to make health education
more accessible to our community health partners and our dedicated
DOH staff, through our Online Training Internet site. Our
goals are twofold:
- To provide education and
training assistance to our community health partners for
Chemical and Biological terrorism related issues.
- Provide mandatory
Administrative and Continuing Education related training to DOH
Training available on this site include the following topics:
- Bioterrorism Level A
Packaging and Shipping of Infectious Substances
- Bioterrorism Level A
- Bioterrorism Training
- Fire and Safety Orientation
- HIPAA Training
- Information Technology
- Laboratory Error
- Safety Training
- Violence in the Workplace
- Water Microbiology
Biological and Chemical terrorism related goals are to:
- Improve working relationships and
communication between Level A (clinical) laboratories and Level B/C
state public health laboratorories in the CDC Laboratory Response
- Maintain active communication
with Level A laboratories on a continuing basis.
- Direct how the laboratories
within the 7 Florida regional jurisdictions will respond to a
bioterrorism incident, to include assistance for the Level A
laboratories with enrollment in the Laboratory Response Network
proficiency testing program.
- Enhance relationships with
community laboratory practitioners, university laboratories, and
infectious disease physicians.
- Train personnel to collect,
process, and transport blood and urine samples to a CDC supported
laboratory for analysis of chemical agents and/or metabolic
- Assess the need for additional
Level B/C surge capacity in Florida, including a needs assessment for
new Level C public health laboratories, as well as for possible
upgrades for laboratories in the private sector, the Department of
Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, and other governmental laboratories.
- Ensure Level A facilities are
trained to transport specimens to the designated Level B/C laboratory
mandatory Administrative and CE related training goals are to:
- Provide newly hired staff with
immediate availability of all required employee training.
- Allow mandatory training to
continue uninterrupted in the event of training personnel changes or
- Standardize the content of
mandatory training materials to ensure uniformity of presentation
and thoroughness of content.
- Provide continuously employed
personnel with a greater flexibility option for annual training
- Reduce demand on training staff
for the number of scheduled in-person trainings necessary annually.
- Provide Level B/C training to
Bureau of Laboratory staff.
- Ensure County Health Department
trained to transport Biological and/or Chemical terrorism related specimens to the designated Level B/C laboratory
- Assist clinical laboratory staff
in accruing sufficient CE units to satisfy state technician and
technologist licensing requirements.
- Assist in dissemination of new
technology throughout the staff of the Bureau of Laboratories' five