16 February 2016 | Conferences & Events

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.

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.

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.