Safer Disinfectant Use - Toxicity of Chemical Disinfectants Encountered in Everyday Life

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Safer Disinfectant Use - Toxicity of Chemical Disinfectants Encountered in Everyday Life was originally presented on February 24, 2021. Proper cleaning and disinfection of commonly used devices and surfaces are critical to patient, worker and public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of experts in medical toxicology and environmental health will provide an overview of the safe use and potential adverse health effects from commonly used disinfectants, such as quaternary ammonium compounds, bleach and hydrogen peroxide. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the different types of EPA-approved disinfectants for COVID-19
  2. Describe the acute toxicity of inappropriate use of quaternary ammonium compounds, bleach and hydrogen peroxide
  3. Discuss the potential health effects of repeated exposure to commonly used disinfectants in schools and healthcare facilities

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Paul Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology; Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

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Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT, Board Member, American College of Medical Toxicology; President, Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association; Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center; Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

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Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, Past President, American College of Medical Toxicology; Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.

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Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Holland Pathways; Program Physician, Wichita Treatment Center; Addiction Medicine, Sunflower Wellness Retreat; Volunteer Faculty, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS.

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Timur Durrani, MD, MPH, MBA, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


CE Origination date: 03/01/21
CE Expiration date: 03/01/23

Course Code: PEHSU123

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.0 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 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 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 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Disclaimer: This was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 6 NU61TS000296-02-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: ATSDR does not endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

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