Online Safety Education

Safety Resources for COVID-19

University of Maryland, Baltimore Novel Coronaviris (COVID-19)- Provides information pertinent to UMB community.

World Health Organization - Information focused on worldwide pandemic and response efforts.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - General information and guidance for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Maryland Department of Health - Information and resources for Maryland residents.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Provides information for workers and employees about preventing exposure to and infection with COVID-19.

The National Safety Council - Information for employees with links to state specific resources. 

The American Heart Association - Information and precautions for individuals who have heart disease or have survived a stroke.

Health and Safety Class Information

Find below information from national certifying bodies about certification changes and extensions for health and safety classes.

 For information about URecFit hosted American Red Cross classes, click here.

 

CPR Guidance for COVID-19

National Safety Council and American Heart Association Guidance on response to cardiac arrest in victims with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 Lay Rescuers

  • Adults
    • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if available.
    • At a minimum, perform compression-only/hands-only CPR (continuous compressions, no breaths)
    • Rescuers and/or victims should wear a face mask or cloth that covers the nose and mouth while compressions are performed, as this may help reduce the risk of transmission.
    • AEDs should still be used whenever available.
  • Children
    • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if available.
    • Perform chest compressions and consider rescue breaths, if willing and able.
    • If unwilling or unable to perform rescue breaths, rescuers and/or victims should wear a face mask or cloth that covers the nose and mouth while compressions are performed, as this may help reduce the risk of transmission. 
    • AEDs should still be used whenever available.
  • Health Care and Professional Rescuers (Out-of-Hospital)
    • Ensure PPE is used at all times.
    • Limit the number of personnel in the room during the resuscitation effort. 
    • When using a bag-mask, attach a HEPA filter before ventilating, if available, and ensure a tight seal.
    • Consider using mechanical CPR devices for qualifying patients when available and if trained.
    • Adults: Give CPR in cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths using a bag-mask with a HEPA filter and tight seal, OR continuous compressions with passive oxygenation using a non-rebreather mask covered by a surgical mask.
    • AEDs should still be used as soon as possible.