Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases in public settings can be daunting, especially where virulent pathogens are concerned. This presentation will help to identify where to disinfect, how to disinfect, when to disinfect, and what to use, based on evidence-based studies. Dr. Charles Gerba, internationally-recognized microbiologist, has studied the spread of pathogens in school settings, offices, hotels and other types of facilities as well as in aircraft and other types of public transportation. He identifies concerns, addresses misunderstandings about disinfection, suggests strategies, how to choose and use appropriate disinfection products, and provides guidance on helping others understand the approaches that work best. He addresses COVID and other pathogens of concerns and gives guidance on handling emerging pathogens where a “soap and water” approach for disinfection may not achieve desired results.
1. The importance of surfaces in the transmission of infectious diseases in facilities
2. Understand what “disinfection” really means in infection control
3. Be able to evaluate which products to use and how to use them properly
4. Understand what areas are most prone to carrying pathogens and why disinfection is crucial and the difference between “green cleaning products”.
Start Time: 11/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
End Time: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
University of Arizona
Room Number: 204
CEU: 1 hour