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Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) program

​​Frontline Hospital Training for a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID)

Course Description:

All acute healthcare facilities need to be prepared to identify, isolate, and promptly inform public health authorities about patients under investigation (PUI) for Ebola or other HCID. There are a few facilities in California that have extensively planned and trained to be Ebola/HCID assessment or treatment facilities.  All other hospitals in California are considered frontline facilities. The Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program is pleased to provide guidance for frontline facilities to plan, prepare, and train for an emerging or re-emerging HCID event.

Primary Audience:

  • Emergency managers
  • Emergency room nurse leaders
  • Infection prevention practitioners  


  • Discuss emerging infectious diseases of concern
  • Review current preparedness measures in place at national, state, and local levels
  • Describe the need to plan and prepare for a HCID
  • Discuss the importance of diligence while using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Review Just-In-Time (JIT) training solutions 

Register via the HCID Flyer links (PDF)

Review the HCID Show Slide Deck (PDF)

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