Every emergency response employer in the United States is required by law to have a designated infection control officer (DICO). Individuals often are appointed to this position without being given any training or assistance on how to do the job. NAPSICO has been formed to fill this gap and provide DICOs what they need to effectively serve in this role.
The National Association for Public Safety Infection Control Officers (NAPSICO) is a non-profit association established to provide designated infection control officers (DICOs) the tools needed to develop and manage an effective infection control program in their organization. This Association is focused directly to the needs of the public safety DICO's. All information provided regarding diseases and infection control will be evidence-based, which will facilitate appropriate policy and procedure development and cost-benefit analysis.
The National Association of Public Safety Infection Control Officers (NAPSICO), in partnership with the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC), is proud to announce that a specialty certification is now available for emergency response DICOs: DICO-C. To become certified, DICOs must pass a certification exam that provides validation of competency in the areas of DICO responsibility: infection control program management; vaccines and immunizations; principles of disease transmission; post-exposure management and follow-up; and applicable laws.