Action Training Systems Receives Aurora Award

The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. It specifically targets products, programs and commercials that would not normally have the opportunity to compete on a national level, by focusing on non-national commercials, regional or special interest entertainment and corporate sponsored film and video. Entries have come from across the US, and abroad (such as Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Mexico).

Action Training Systems' 3-title Infection Control & Prevention series provides a systematic understanding of bloodborne, airborne, and other diseases of concern to emergency responders. These programs demonstrate how to minimize or prevent the spread of diseases through proper precautions and infection control practices and how to mitigate an exposure to communicable diseases. As a series, it provides a comprehensive framework to help instructors fulfill initial and annual infectious diseases training requirements.

The training program presents types of bloodborne pathogens of concern to emergency care providers, including hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It reviews the standards and requirements outlined in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard. The use of standard precautions, safe work practices and engineering controls to minimize the risk of occupational exposure are defined and demonstrated throughout the program. The program ends by demonstrating what actions to take after an exposure incident.

Content is based on standards and recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional sources include the National Institutes of Health, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) and the U.S. Fire Administration. The programs also teach to the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards (NEMSES).

The ATS production team works with professional fire, law enforcement and EMS personnel to produce high-quality video demonstrations that meet national competency requirements. All ATS content and demonstrations are also reviewed by leading industry experts to ensure only accurate techniques are shown.

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