Webinar: ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems by Dr. Janet Stout
February 16, 2016
When: Wednesday, Feb 17, 1-2 EST
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.
- 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.
Requirements for Successful Completion
- Register for this training
- Sign into the training within 10 minutes of start time and view the training
- Complete the evaluation
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.
This webcast is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
January 28, 2015
Can Total Bacteria Measurement Be Used To Predict Legionella Presence?
Microbiological growth in cooling water systems presents several challenges for water treatment providers. Culture methods such as heterotrophic plate count (HPC) and “dipslides” provide valuable information related to general microbiological water quality but require several days to produce results. Alternative methods using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurement provide faster results and have been applied when rapid water quality assessment is necessary. Our evaluation reviewed potential applications for ATP analysis in cooling water systems. We also assessed whether total bacteria measurement using culture methods or ATP analysis can predict the Legionella presence/absence using both experimental data and data collected from field observations.
Dr. Stout will present study results on Monday, February 9 at 11 a.m. at CTI in Nashville.
December 09, 2014
Legionella Testing: Dispelling Myths and Misinformation
11:00 am ET on Thursday, January 22, 2015
Join the Association for Water Technologies for a free webinar with Janet E. Stout, PhD, president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory.
The glut of misinformation about Legionella detection continues to create unnecessary confusion. From sample collection to interpretation water treatment professionals are often asked to address well-worn myths, especially when there is a case. Some professionals may even dread testing for fear of finding a positive result. However, you can protect yourself and your clients by knowing the facts about Legionella.
1) New research in sample collection, transport and interpretation (including flush / no flush and sample volume);
2) How to use Legionella testing in water safety plans;
3) What testing does and doesn’t tell you about the efficacy of your water treatment program;
4) Legionella basics: separating myth from fact; and
5) What to tell clients when there is a positive result.
The webinar is open to AWT members and nonmembers.