Safer Disinfectant Use - Disinfectants, Sanitizers and Reproductive Health
This webinar was originally presented on July 7, 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much greater use of hand sanitizers and disinfectants. In this webinar, reproductive health experts address concerns and information related to these agents and reproductive health. They will describe the principles of teratology used in determining risk for exposure during pregnancy and discuss selected disinfectants and antiseptics approved for use against COVID-19, including how they might affect pregnancy and lactation.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the difference between sanitizer and disinfectants
- Describe what is known regarding potential exposure and adverse reproductive outcomes for two common hand sanitizers: alcohols and benzalkonium chloride
- List at least three principles of teratology
- Identify the background risk for major birth defects in the United States
- Identify appropriate risk statements based on available human studies
Rose H. Goldman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of Faculty Affairs, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA.
Dr. Goldman’s research and teaching interests are within the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and include: neurotoxicity, metals, pediatric environmental health, and innovative education methods and research in Environmental and Occupational Medicine. She is a co-project director of a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Cambridge Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Her research tends to be clinically-based epidemiology. Her previous research project involved a randomized clinical trial of treatment of persistent repetitive strain injury (RSI) with acupuncture or amitriptyline. Recent research has involved metals.
Alfred N. Romeo, RN, PhD, Teratogen Information Specialist, Pregnancy Risk Line / MotherToBaby UT, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT.
Dr. Alfred Romeo works at the Utah Department of Health with MotherToBaby Utah’s Pregnancy Risk Line as an information specialist. His experiences include working as a nurse in newborn intensive care; teaching college health education classes; training medical homes in improving services for children with special health care needs; training young adults with disabilities in leadership and advocacy; and helping families learn about child development. He has served as OTIS Secretary and as Chair of various OTIS committees.
CE Origination date: July 7, 2021
CE Expiration date: July 7, 2023
Course Code: PEHSU0707
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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