In Legionnaires' Disease , you'll learn ...
- Symptoms, incidence rates and risk factors for Legionnaires’ disease
- Specific equipment and systems in buildings that are most likely to support the growth of Legionnaires’ disease bacteria (LDB)
- Design, operating and maintenance practices to prevent the growth of LDB
- Techniques for detecting the presence of LDB in building systems
- How to detect a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, as well as actions to take to prevent further infection in a building
Legionnaires' disease is a common name for one of the several illnesses caused by Legionnaires' disease bacteria (LDB). Legionnaires' disease is an infection of the lungs and is a form of pneumonia. More than 43 species of Legionella have been identified and more than 20 have been linked with human diseases. Legionellosis is the term for the diseases produced by LDB. In addition to Legionnaires' disease, the same bacteria also cause a flu-like disease called Pontiac fever.
In this course, the student will learn the causes of Legionnaires' disease and some of the methods used to detect an outbreak. In addition, the student will learn about symptoms of the disease and high risk people who are more likely to be susceptible to Legionnaires’ disease. Finally, methods are discussed to mitigate the likelihood of developing Legionnaires' disease in building systems, such as cooling towers, hot water heaters and water distribution systems.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- What is Legionnaires’ disease?
- What water systems in workplaces are potential sources of Legionnaires’ disease bacteria?
- How to determine if a workplace is experiencing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
- Investigation protocols for Legionnaires’ disease
- Source identification and control procedures
- Actions required when an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has been confirmed
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 24 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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