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Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring

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This immersion into the world of Environmental Monitoring teaches participants everything they need to know from developing and executing meaningful air and surface sampling to analyzing and interpreting the final results. Those who attend the class should already have mastered hand hygiene and garbing since those skills will not be taught but will be required in the 6.5 hours of laboratory hands on training. Theoretical and scientific underpinnings will be communicated through engaging lectures and labs and will ensure that participants have the opportunity to test what they’ve learned as well as practice and master skills in real life simulations in controlled environments.

Topics Covered in Training:

  • General Concepts of Environmental Monitoring
  • Creating an Effective and Compliant Environmental Monitoring Program
  • Developing a Sampling Plan
  • Air and Surface Sampling Technique
  • Incubation and Reading Samples
  • Choosing a Laboratory
  • Trending Environmental Monitoring Data
  • Investigation and Remediation

Hands-on Labs:

  • Development a  Sampling Plan for the CCTR
  • Best Practice Technique for Donning Sterile Glove
  • Demonstration and Practice
  • Sampling Session Workflow
  • Reading Media
  • Review and Analysis of Laboratory Reports
  • Environmental Sampling Practice Session

eLearning Training:

  • Personnel Hand Hygiene, Garbing and Gloved Fingertip Sampling
  • Personnel Competency Testing in Aseptic Manipulation
  • Viable Air Sampling
  • Surface Sampling

The Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring Attendees have the opportunity to receive an Environmental Monitoring Certificate as well as a Reading Media Certificate.

The course includes 5 hours of Home Study Continuing Education and 19.75 hours of Live Continuing Education.

This course can be packaged with the Cleaning and Disinfection of Sterile Compounding Spaces class which immediately follows the Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring Class.