Assessing the Established Competency Categories of the Biosafety, Infection Prevention, and Public Health Professions: A Guide for Addressing Needed Professional Development Training for the Current and Next Pandemic

Robert J. Emery, Scott J. Patlovich, Kristin G. King, John M. Lowe, Janelle Rios

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Abstract

A recent series of widespread infectious disease outbreaks has highlighted commonalities and differences between three key professions that operate on the front lines of response in support of research and/or direct healthcare providers: biosafety, infection prevention, and public health. This assessment, which builds upon previous study by the authors, examines the stated professional competency categories for these three areas, highlighting similarities and differences. This assessment is important as these professions are being drawn together in an operational environment driven by the current pandemic and inevitably future disease outbreaks. Cross-Training opportunities for the various professions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Biosafety
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022

Keywords

  • Biosafety
  • Global health security
  • Infection prevention
  • Pandemic
  • Public health
  • Texas epidemic public health institute

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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