About This Course

Everywhere we turn, scientists and physicians are saying that new, never-before seen diseases are emerging, old diseases are mutating into life-threatening species, and our pharmaceutical companies have nothing to combat them with.  The future of infection control will prominently include Environmental Disinfection on a scale and level far beyond what we have seen in the past.

But, the process of truly "disinfecting" is much more complex, and the environmental variables that affect disinfection are much more involved than even most professionals realize.

This course is absolutely essential for those persons who may be asked to clean-up and disinfect areas of disease concern related to human/animal/rodent/bird/food, as well as pandemics and other public health hazards.  Going far beyond the fundamentals, this course explores deeper into the science of disinfection, decontamination and ways to measure and document the effectiveness of your work in order to create a truly healthy environment.  We start with the basics of disease and methodically take you through new methods of cleaning and disabling bacteria, viruses and other microbes in various venues.

This science-heavy course is packed into about nine hours of lectures and quizzes.  YOU HAVE 45 DAYS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE FROM THE TIME YOU REGISTER.  You can stop the course and re-open it as needed.  You can review each chapter or portion of each chapter as many times as needed until you feel you understand the material.  There are quizzes at the end of each chapter.  Once you reach the end of the course, you cannot go back.  Just like an in-person course, when it's over....it's over.  There is no book, cheat sheet or reference to accompany this course, so it's imperative that you take lots of notes.  You can pause slides to give you time to write.  This course qualifies for CECs from ABRA and the IICRC.   If you have questions, I am here to answer, weekdays 10am to 5pm eastern time.

NOTICE:  YOU MUST VIEW EVERY SLIDE AND ANSWER EVERY QUIZ QUESTION TO QUALIFY FOR A COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.  (Yes, we monitor that)


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Speed and Video Quality

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 3

    Chapter 1 The World of Microbes

    • Chapter 1A

    • Chapter 1B

    • Chapter 1 Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 2 The Body's Response to Pathogens

    • Chapter 2

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 3 Fomites and Vectors

    • Chapter 3

    • Chapter 3 Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 4 Personal Protective Equipment

    • Chapter 4A

    • Chapter 4B

    • Chapter 4 Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter 5 Equipment and Supplies

    • Chapter 5

  • 8

    Chapter 6 Specialty Equipment

    • Chapter 6A

    • Chapter 6B

    • Chapter 6 Quiz

  • 9

    Chapter 7 The Science of Cleaning

    • Chapter 7A

    • Chapter 7B

    • Chapter 7 Quiz

  • 10

    Chapter 8 Understanding Antimicrobials

    • Chapter 8A

    • Chapter 8B

    • Chapter 8 Quiz

  • 11

    Chapter 9 Project Documentation

    • Chapter 9

    • Chapter 9 Quiz

  • 12

    Chapter 10 Site Assessment and Set Up

    • Chapter 10

    • Chapter 10 Quiz

  • 13

    Chapter 11 Beginning the Remediation

    • Chapter 11

    • Chapter 11 Quiz

  • 14

    Chapter 12 Reducing Airborne Contamination

    • Chapter 12

    • Chapter 12 Quiz

  • 15

    Chapter 13 Bloodborne Hazards

    • Chapter 13

    • Chapter 13 Quiz

  • 16

    Chapter 14 Defining & Packaging RMW & Infectious Substances

    • Chapter 14

    • Chapter 14 Quiz

  • 17

    Chapter 15 Transport & Disposal of Biohazardous/Infectious Waste

    • Chapter 15

    • Chapter 15 Quiz

  • 18

    Chapter 16 Human Waste Hazards

    • Chapter 16 Human Waste Hazards

    • Chapter 16 Quiz

  • 19

    Chapter 17 Foodborne Hazards

    • Chapter 17 Foodborne Hazards

    • Chapter 17 Quiz

  • 20

    Chapter 18 Introduction to Zoonotic Disease

    • Chapter 18

    • Chapter 18 Quiz

  • 21

    Chapter 19 Bird Waste Hazards

    • Chapter 19

    • Chapter 19 Quiz

  • 22

    Chapter 20 Animal and Rodent Waste Hazards

    • Chapter 20 Animal and Rodent Waste Hazards

    • Chapter 20 Quiz

  • 23

    Chapter 21 Disease Outbreaks

    • Chapter 21 Disease Outbreaks

    • Chapter 21 Quiz

  • 24

    Chapter 22 Conclusion

    • Chapter 22

  • 25

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

  • 26

    References

    • References