Miami-Dade Fire recognized for infection control
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is being recognized for its infection control program.
A county statement says the program was designed to provide rapid treatment, supportive education, psychological support and continuality of medical care to emergency responders.
Fire rescue will be presented with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award on Tuesday morning at the Board of County Commissioners.
The county statement adds that protocols developed in the program allow for rapid triage, immediate administration of post exposure countermeasures, direct access to lab results and control of source results. The program works with the Miami-Dade Department of Risk Management to significantly reducing exposure risk and safeguarding patients from risk exposure.
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