National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) Spotlight: Biocontainment Unit Training Strategies Toolkit

The Biocontainment Unit (BCU) Training Strategies Toolkit, developed by NETEC’s BCU Leadership Workgroup with members from the nation’s Regional Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Centers (RESPTCs), is a resource for health care facilities at every level of special pathogens care.

This toolkit includes strategies for staff recruitment, training, retention, and sustainment of staff who may be working in special pathogen isolation areas. All facilities, regardless of the type, should incorporate preparedness strategies into everyday patient care. Each chapter outlines the differentiated level of care required within each tier of the regional approach. The document is meant to serve programs as a guide and a tool.