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Table 1 Training program outline

From: Biosafety and biosecurity capacity building: insights from implementation of the NUITM-KEMRI biosafety training model

Training phase Description Method
Initial assessment Pre-training quiz
Pre-training survey
Sit-in examination
Training phase Theory
• Concept and knowledge
◦ Background of laboratory-acquired infections
◦ Microorganisms risk group classification
◦ Biosafety containment levels
◦ Biosafety containment strategies; facilities and techniques
◦ Sample packaging and transportation
◦ Basic mycology, virology and bacteriology
◦ Biological and chemical waste management
◦ Biosecurity
• NUITM BSL-3 laboratory: features, maintenance and management
◦ Laboratory design
◦ Physical and operational features of the NUITM P3 lab
◦ Biosafety equipment
◦ Routine care and maintenance
• Operations inside the BSL-3 laboratory
◦ Laboratory entry checkpoints
◦ Documentation
◦ Decontamination
Appropriate use of personal protective equipment
◦ Protocols and procedures for working in the BSL-3 laboratory
◦ Exit procedures and trouble
◦ Site visit to the checkpoints
◦ Demonstration of the correct procedure of entering, working inside the facility and exiting the BSL-3 laboratory
◦ Hands-on evaluation session
• Lectures
• Discussion
• Demonstration by trainers
• Demonstration by trainees
• Hands-on practice by trainees
Final assessment Pre-training quiz
Pre-training survey