In-person Three Day Course Price: TBD Online Price: $699.00
This course is absolutely essential for those persons who may be asked perform clean-up and environmental disinfection of areas of disease concern, outbreaks, animal/rodent/bird waste, foodborne outbreaks, and other public health hazards. New disinfectants and devices are prominently used in this course and the student will learn the latest methods of environmental disinfection for a variety of environmental health challenges.
This course starts with the basics of disease, and methodically takes you through new methods of cleaning and disabling bacteria and viruses in various venues. Some of the areas addressed include: Airborne Containment; The difference between parasitic and saprophytic bacteria; Why facultative aerobes are so persistant; Why gram negative bacteria are harder to kill; Why most biocides don’t kill Clostridium difficile; Why lipid viruses are easier to kill than small, non-lipids; Cleaning techniques that are multiple times better than wiping! What biofilms are and why they can be a problem; How pH affects your cleaning ability; What disinfectants are ineffective against non-enveloped viruses; The big six environmental factors that affect biocide efficacy and dwell times; What are the different issues that determine the use of quaternaries versus phenolics versus iodophors, versus oxidizers, versus alcohols; How does water hardness affect cleaning chemicals? What are prions, virons, and helminths? What are zoonotic diseases? How do Adenosine Tri Phosphate luminometers work? How to sample for allergens; ….and much, much more.