Basic Disinfection

A blended learning opportunity
May 16 and May 23, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Technical Requirements

Please see flyer for IT requirements for WebEx. The self‐paced portion must be viewed on a laptop or desk top computer.

Course Fees

Pre March 28:
ABSA Members $250 USD
Non-Members $300 USD

Post March 28:
ABSA Members $280 USD
Non-Members $330 USD

Course fees include:
    2-hour self-paced module
    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 business days. If the class is full, you may contact the ABSA Office to request to be placed on a waiting list. Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 3/28/14. You may cancel with no penalty through 3/26/14. Cancellations before 4/1/14 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds given after 4/1/14.

Basic Disinfection is a comprehensive online course, introducing the essential elements of disinfection. You will engage in interactive, virtual exercises with practical applications and problem solving related to basic disinfection procedures and tasks. This is a blended learning course incorporating a self-paced learning module and two 2-hour live webinar sessions, over two days. The self-paced portion of the course will begin the week of April 21, 2014. Log-in will begin at 12:50 pm (CDT) on May 16 and May 23 for the webinar portion of the training. Each 2-hour session will conclude by 3:00 pm (CDT). You are required to attend both webinar sessions, complete the pre- and post-course assessments, evaluation, and self-paced portion in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*.

Online Registration

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Upon completion of the Basic Disinfection course, participants will be able to:

This course is designed for people entering the profession and those with up to three years of experience in biosafety or infection control. It is also suitable for persons who will benefit from additional knowledge of the types of disinfectants/decontamination systems and how to choose appropriate products/methods for their workplace.

Barbara Johnson, PhD, RBP
Jay Krishnan, MS

Disinfection Targets
Types of Disinfection
Chemical Disinfection
Chemical Agents
Microbial Resistance
Factors Influencing Efficacy
Prion Decontamination
EPA and FDA lists
Physical Disinfection
Surfaces vs. Volumes
Autoclaves, Space Decontamination and Gas Sterilizers
Volume vs. Surface Decontamination
ETO, Formaldehyde
Hydrogen peroxide vapor
Chlorine dioxide
Hand Disinfection
Learning Assessment

A Participant's Guide and list of related resources will be provided.

The American Biological Safety Association 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 7.50 P.A.C.E. ® Contact Hours.

Please direct questions about this course to:
KariAnn DeServi
Director of Education
ABSA Office
(866) 425-1385 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]

Calendar Members Only