Safer Disinfectant Use - Hand Sanitizers in the COVID - 19 Pandemic
Safer Disinfectant Use - Hand hygiene is an integral part of the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency was originally presented on May 5, 2021. Experts will discuss issues associated with the increased demand for hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic. New and increasing safety concerns with hand sanitizers, including accidental ingestion by young children, contamination with methanol or 1-propanol, and ocular injuries, will be discussed.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe issues related to the hand sanitizer shortage during the COVID - 19 pandemic
- Discuss new and increasing safety issues with hand sanitizers, including issues of particular concern in pediatric populations
- Identify ways to prevent toxic hand sanitizer exposures
Carl Baum, MD, FAAP, FACMT, Medical Director, PEHSU Program; Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Evelyn Mentari, MD, MS, Acting Deputy Director for Safety, Division of Nonprescription Drugs II, Office of Nonprescription Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Disclaimer: This course was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through an Inter-Agency Agreement. The findings and conclusions presented have not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.
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