Devices for Disinfecting Surfaces and Air During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Devices for Disinfecting Surfaces and Air During the COVID-19 Pandemic is the third and final course in a 3-course learning plan. This series of eModules provides information about how to protect your family and community from infectious disease using cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products that are safer for human health and the environment. 

The first module introduced safer disinfectant use, explored how infectious diseases spread, and explained the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. The course further identified harmful ingredients used in disinfectants and explained how to choose safer cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products, and safely and effectively use them. The second module described best practices for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting in early education centers as well as in the home. This module examines the use of devices for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Devices are not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Many devices have not been well-studied and their health effects are unknown.

When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine if there are regulations concerning devices for disinfecting surfaces and air.  
  • Describe the risks associated with the use of various disinfecting devices.
  • Determine what one should do if a disinfection device is going to be used.

Main Contributors: 

Vickie Leonard, RN (retired), PhD, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Carol Westinghouse, Informed Green Solutions, Vermont

Additional Reviewers:

Valerie Gallardo, Western States Pediatric Environmental health Specialty Unit, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Module Review:

Mark Miller, MD, MPH, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, UCSF

Stephanie Holm, MD, MPH, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, UCSF

Jennifer Flattery, MPH, Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Public Health

Justine Weinberg, MSEHS, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Public Health

Dion Lerman, Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management, Penn State University

Lynn Rose, Environmental Health and Safety & Pollution Prevention Consulting

Rose Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Faculty Affairs, Dept of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credits for this program. 

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.  

CDC, our planners, our presenters, content experts and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.  

Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

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