Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (COVID19 Policy at the bottom of the page)

Education & Workshops

Since 1994, The AIB has been recognized as a world leader in the education of professionals through its Certification Workshops. The health of our community, colleagues, faculty, and staff is our first and foremost obligation and concern during the current public health emergency.

To be sure you have the best AIB-Education and CEU experience possible, and to keep you safe and comfortable, we have limited our onsite workshops to 24 participants. In our large educational space, this means that everyone will have sufficient personal space and distancing. Likewise, we will have plenty of medical masks, gloves, sanitizer, etc. If you prefer to bring your own cloth mask, or PPE, feel free to do so! We believe that we can accomplish your training, educational, and professional objectives during your visit with us in a safe environment, respecting all CDC guidelines. We look forward to seeing you soon!

AIB has online education options and research updates on the horizon!

The AIB faculty and research team are working quickly to bring you a variety of easy to access online educational updates and offerings. As part of the AIB community, we will keep you in the know through emails and the website, as these become available. Stay tuned for these new products and updates in Fall 2020! 

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Workshop Health/Safety Practices & Protocols re: COVID-19

 

SIGN-IN/FRONT OF HOUSE

  • Participants will now virtually sign in to reduce touch-points
    • When participants arrive each day: o Their temperature will be taken ▪ If it is 100 F or higher they will not be permitted to sit-in on the WS
    • A facemask will be provided to them to utilize and wear for the entire day, at all times
    • The participants will be encouraged to choose one “buddy” per day o They are to stick with that buddy for all hands-on breakouts to reduce physical contact with multiple people

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Masks

  • Faculty: One disposable/surgical mask or cloth mask is to be worn for the entire day, at all times. Multiple masks a day are only to be used if contamination of original masks is suspected. Cloth masks are to be sanitized/washed at the end of every business day.
  • Participants: One disposable/surgical mask or cloth mask is to be worn for the entire day, at all times. Multiple masks a day are only to be used if contamination of original masks is suspected. Cloth masks are to be sanitized/washed at the end of every business day.

Gloves

    • Faculty: Disposable gloves, of the appropriate size, are to be worn for all participant interaction and demonstrations o They are to be changed for/between each contact
    • Do not touch your face, mask, or other unnecessary surfaces when wearing the gloves.
    • o If you touch the presentation clicker while wearing gloves after contact with a demo body or participant then you are to disinfect it (with new gloves) prior to touching it with your bare hands.
    • Participants: Disposable gloves, of the appropriate size, are to be worn for hands-on breakouts o They are to be changed for/between each contact
    • Do not touch your face, mask, or other unnecessary surfaces when wearing the gloves.

Face Shields

  • Face shields will be used during VA and VA&M workshops when demonstrating and practicing caloric testing

Miscellaneous information regarding PPE

  • All long hair will be tied/pinned back, and a headband is to be used if indicated. o It should not touch your mask
  • ALL disposable PPE is to be disposed of in the red biohazard bin after use
  • Face shields are re-usable and are to be sanitized between each new close encounter at the sanitizing station with new gloves

DISINFECTING/SANITIZING

  • Avoid touching your face and mask
  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Cloth masks are to be washed at EOB to be ready for the next day’s use
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly
  • Keep your own pen(s) with you
  • Tables, chairs, and treatment tables will be cleaned at the EOB with Virex spray and cloth
  • The headset, clicker, and ear model will be sanitized with sani-cloths between each speaker