AMERICAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

Best Practices and Emerging Trends in Facility Decontamination and Steam Sterilization

A distance learning opportunity
March 1 and 3, 2017
12:30 – 2:30pm (CST)

IT requirements for WebEx(PDF 59KB)


COURSE FEES
Thru Feb 17
ABSA Members: $200.00 USD
Nonmembers: $265.00 USD
After Feb 17
ABSA Members: $220.00 USD
Nonmembers: $285.00 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to GoToWebinar services and Articulate, and 5-hours of interactive instruction from a well-respected subject matter expert.

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Registration is not considered complete and confirmed until payment is received. Your paid registration will be confirmed within 7 working days. Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 2/10/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations prior to 2/17/2017. Cancellations after 2/17/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 2/24/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.

Best Practices and Emerging Trends in Facility Decontamination and Steam Sterilization is a two-part webinar series. The first session will cover basic and advanced room (gas) decontamination practices and review several case studies utilizing the more common fumigants. Comparison of fumigation agents using published data from independent resources will be reviewed. The second session will discuss many of facets of steam sterilization including tips on autoclaving, green methodologies to reduce steam sterilizer utility consumption, BSL-3 sterilizer design, , and emerging trends like cloud-connectivity..

This webinar will be a two-2-hour webinar session on Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:30pm CST. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 12:15 pm (CST) on March 1 and March 3. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

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OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will gain the following knowledge:

Differentiate between the various decontamination methods available, compare and contrast their strengths, weaknesses, safety traits and characteristics
  • Define decontamination and interpret microbial log reduction
  • Evaluate and choose the most suitable decontamination method for your facility
  • Conduct an assessment to determine if the decontamination procedure was successful
  • Illustrate to coworkers the benefits of the different methods
  • Describe the basics of steam sterilization
  • Steam sterilizer validation and tips on autoclaving
  • How cloud-connected laboratory equipment can save you time
  • Key features and attribute of BSL-3 autoclaves

The webinar will be presented by Paul Lorcheim, PE, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc., Lebanon, NJ and Arthur Trapotsis, MS BioChE, MBA, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, Allston, MA

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Laboratory Workers
  • New & Experienced Biosafety Professionals
  • Laboratory Management
  • BSC Certifiers
  • Infection Control Practitioners
  • Biosecurity Professionals
  • Housekeeping Management in BSL facilities
  • Facility Personnel
  • Animal Facility Managers
  • Laboratory Workers
  • Laboratory Management

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Participants should have a basic understanding of the various chemical disinfection methods used for control of contamination and mitigation of infection potential within a facility.
  • Read prior to webinar: Comparison of Multiple Systems for Laboratory Whole Room Fumigation (Beswick, et al.), Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association (Vol. 16, No 3) 2011, pg. 139

This course has been approved for 0.5 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification. *ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 6.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through WebEx, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.

QUESTIONS
Contact Kari DeServi
Director of Education
ABSA
866.425.1385 / [email protected]


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