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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 Practicum ◦ 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