Safer Disinfectants Use in Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Currently there is no CE for this course: Awaiting CE

Safer Disinfectants and COVID-19 is the first course in a 3-course learning plan. This series of eModules provides information about protecting your family and community from infectious disease using cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products that are safer for human health and the environment. This module introduces safer disinfectant use, explores how infectious diseases spread, and explains the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Further, the course identifies harmful ingredients used in disinfectants and explains how one can choose safer cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products, and use them safely and effectively

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

  • Describe three ways infectious diseases spread.
  • Define cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.
  • Identify harmful ingredients used in some disinfectants.
  • Recall how to identify safer cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products for use in the community setting and the safest practices for using them.

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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Safer Disinfectants Use in Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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