Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS) Training

Category: Iowa Dept of Public Health Staff Trainings

There are three sections in this course:

  • Section 1: IDSS Overview
  • Section 2: Day-to-Day Functions
  • Section 3: Report Training

Intended Audience

Iowa department of Public Health employees.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Understand how IDSS creates a network among hospitals, labs, and public health agencies in Iowa
  • Understand the basic relationship between a “case” and an “event”
  • Have a general understanding of the different tabs (screens) in IDSS and the type of information that is stored on each
  • Understand how information is collected through many types of fields and wizards
  • Know how to search for a case
  • Understand “Required” & “Business Critical”
  • Understand Address Validation
  • Know how to get help
  • Be introduced to the Case Menu functions

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Competencies identified

Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

November 1, 2020

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