Exposures to Viruses Among Healthcare Workers

Rocky Mountain COEH  

Presented By:  Rachael Jones, PhD, CIH

Webinar Details

This presentation will discuss current research findings about the exposures of healthcare workers to viruses during patient care, with a focus on viruses causing respiratory disease. Learners will also identify implications for infection risk and appropriate personal protective equipment for healthcare settings.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the primary routes of exposures to viruses in healthcare settings

  • Describe how virus exposures among healthcare workers are measured

  • Discuss the implications of virus exposures for healthcare workers

  • Select personal protective equipment for healthcare workers exposed to viruses



Rachael Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and the Industrial Hygiene Program Director at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah. She received her graduate training at the University of California, Berkeley. One of Dr. Jones' primary research areas is occupational exposures to infectious diseases and the implication of these exposures for occupationally-acquired infections.

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