Legionella and Legionellosis - Introduction
7 August 2019
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:30am (Pacific); 11:00am-12:30pm (Central) 12:00pm-1:30pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Berg, Eurofins EMLab P&K Laboratory Director
CEU's: See below
Legionella bacteria, the causative agent of legionellosis, are commonly detected in fresh water including manmade water systems such as cooling towers, hot and cold water supply systems, pools and spas. This organism poses a significant threat to human health, particularly for individuals with weakened immune system due to age or medical conditions. New guidelines and regulations in recent years have put new emphasis on water management, treatment and testing protocols to reduce or eliminate exposure to Legionella bacteria. In this presentation we will provide introductory information to better understand the causative organism of legionellosis, its ecology and pathology. We will also discuss water risk management and sampling as well as modern methods and technologies for the detection, enumeration and remediation of Legionella bacteria.
• ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015
• CDC Toolkit
• New York legislation
• Design and execution of a sampling plan
• Laboratory analytical methods and interpretation of results
• Recommended action thresholds for contamination
• Methods and applications for eradicating Legionella contamination
Continuing Education Units (CEU's):
• ABIH: This event contains 1.5 technical contact hours and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit (see ABIH website for CM credit criteria).
• ACAC: This course is accepted for ACAC RCs
• BCSP: This event contains 1.5 technical contact hours and may be eligible for BCSP Recertification points (see BCSP website for Recertification criteria).
• BCRSP: This event contains 1.5 technical contact hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points (see BCRSP website for CM point criteria).
• HIABC: 1.5 MRCs
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