AMERICAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
Emerging Trends in Steam Sterilization and Gas Decontamination Systems for Laboratory Use
A blended learning offering
May 15 and May 22, 2013
1:00 – 3:00pm (CDT)
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Pre Apr. 10
ABSA Members: $250.00 USD
Nonmembers: $300.00 USD
Post Apr. 10
ABSA Members: $280.00 USD
Nonmembers: $330.00 USD
Course fees include:
- Course handouts
- Access to WebEx services.
- 4-hours of interactive instruction from well-respected biological safety professionals
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 about the course, the location, and other items of interest. Substitutions allowed with notice by 4/10/2013. You may cancel with no penalty through 4/8/2013. Cancellations after COB 4/17/2013 and 5/1/2013 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds given after COB 5/1/2013.
Emerging Trends in Steam Sterilization and Gas Decontamination Systems for Laboratory Use is a two-part webinar series that will focus on room (gas) decontamination as well as the latest in steam sterilizer design. The first session will cover basic and advanced 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 green methodologies to reduce steam sterilizer utility consumption, BSL-3 sterilizer design, sterilizer best practices, and emerging trends, in addition to the impact these measures have on increasing the number of LEED points (Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design) accredited to a building project by the US Green Building Council.
This blended learning course will incorporate a self-study portion and two 2-hour webinar sessions, over two days. The self-study portion of the course will begin the week of April 22, 2013. For the webinar portion of the course, you should plan on logging in at 12:50 pm (CDT) on May 15 and May 22. Each 2-hour session will conclude by 3:00 pm (CDT). You are required to attend both webinar sessions, complete the pre and post assessments, evaluation, and self-study portion in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- 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
- Upon completion of a decontamination procedure, be able to conduct an assessment to determine if the procedure was successful
- Illustrate to coworkers the benefits of the different methods
- Know the basics of steam sterilizer process flow
- Recognize sources of waste on a steam sterilizer
- Review strategies for water savings and energy savings
- Identify key features of a BSL-3 autoclave
- Identify potential LEED credits
Participants will begin this course by using their own schedule to read the ABSA journal article, complete the assessments and evaluation. Approximately 6 hours should be allotted for completion of this webinar (self-directed through webinar/evaluation). The webinar will be presented by Mr. Paul Lorcheim, PE, ClorDiSys Solutions, Incorporated and Mr. Arthur Trapotsis, MBA, MS BioChE, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems.
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 and Animal Facility Managers
- 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 Magazine: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association (Volume 16, Number 3) 2011, pg. 139
Please direct questions about this course to:
(toll free) 866.425.1385