How to Handle, Package, and Ship Specimens from High-Risk Patients

On November 22, 2022, NETEC hosted a webinar, “Lab Samples and Suspect Cases from High-Risk Patients ,” to take a deep dive into frontline facility concerns for the packaging and shipping of specimens from higher-risk patients. When considering the prospect of a suspected or confirmed Category A infectious substance specimen, many facilities face challenges with maintaining trained staff, having adequate shipping materials on hand, identifying couriers, and more. Knowing how to manage a higher-risk patient, what classifies a specimen as Category A, and the requirements for safe packaging and shipping can prepare frontline health care facilities and workers for the possibility of a high consequence pathogen. Watch the webinar online.