Transport of Biomedical Material Course (ONLINE)
are medical personnel who manage, package, certify or prepare laboratory samples and specimens for transport by any mode. This course is ideal for laboratory managers, laboratory technologists, laboratory technicians, shipping clerks, logisticians, healthcare administrators, safety personnel, doctors, nurses and anyone who is directly involved in transporting samples and specimens.
The course details the provisions governing the transport of infectious substances, select agents, biological products, diagnostic specimens and their wastes. The course focuses on the regulatory requirements as prescribed by the Department of Transportation (DOT),Department of Defense (DoD), International Air Transport Association (IATA)Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, United States Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual, Centers for Disease Control Regulations, World Health Organization guidelines and other regulatory requirements. Students discuss the specific packaging requirements for biological products in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) standards. Discussions will also focus on permitting, importing and exporting samples and specimens. A certification test is administered at the end of the course. Instructors use group discussions and practical exercises to reinforce learning. Workshop participants are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge with the group.
Students must complete and submit all Phase I requirements to their assigned Faculty Advisor per prescribed deadlines noted in the Welcome Packet.
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