Legionella: New Science, Insights, and Standards Webcast

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time Zone: 
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

Live Webcast
February 17, 2016 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

Description: In response to current events in Flint, MI, this live webcast will feature Special Pathogens Laboratory owner, Janet E. Stout, PhD, who will describe the context of Legionnaires' disease and the new national guidelines for water systems. The ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems is intended to provide guidelines for those involved in the creation and maintenance of human-occupied facilities, including but not limited to healthcare facilities. 

This learning opportunity will provide information for communities and health professionals addressing outbreak situations and for those interested in Legionella prevention strategies. 

 

Speaker: Janet Stout, PhD, President/Director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and Research Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

 

Who Should View This Webcast: Public health professionals including nurses and health educators, healthcare and other facility managers, and anyone interested in learning more about Legionnaires’ disease and its prevention.

 

Objectives: 

  • Identify basic elements of Legionnaires’ disease (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.4.3)
  • Recognize approaches for Legionella detection and control (7.1.1, 7.1.3, 7.5.2)

Continuing Education Credit
1.0 Nursing Contact Hours
1.0 CHES Category I CECH
Certificate of Completion

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, MI0094, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. through December 31, 2016.

 

Register for the Live Webcast

 

This webcast is provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center and the Genesee County Health Department (Flint, MI). The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

 

 

Organization: 
Michigan Public Health Training Center
Phone: 
(734) 615-9439
Email: 
mphtc@umich.edu