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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease: A Training on Legionella Water Management Programs (PreventLD Training)

What Are the Benefits of This Training?

The training

  • Outlines how to reduce risk for Legionella in facilities through water management programs.
  • Helps water management programs align with ASHRAE 188 on reducing risk for Legionella in building water systems (e.g., potable water, cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative water features).
  • Is free and available online, and continuing education units are available from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). 
  • Helps build common language across the range of professionals involved in water management programs.
  • Includes case studies, templates, and other practical resources to reduce the risk for Legionella and protect those at increased risk of Legionnaires’ disease: adults aged 50 years or older, current or former smokers, and those with a weakened immune system or chronic disease.


Who Is This Training For?

CDC and partners designed this training for the range of professionals involved in water management programs. This typically includes 

  • Public health professionals, including infection preventionists.
  • Building managers, maintenance/engineering staff, and safety officers.
  • Equipment and water treatment suppliers as well as consultants.


This training addresses how to manage 

  • Building water systems in hospitals, retirement homes and long-term care facilities, hotels, high-rise apartment complexes, and other buildings.
  • Other devices that may need a water management program even if the building does not, such as cooling towers, decorative fountains and water features, hot tubs, and misters.


How Long Does It Take?

Pilot testers took an average of a half hour to complete each module and an average of 3 hours to complete the training as a whole. 

Users do not have to complete the training all at once. They can save their progress and come back later to complete a module.


Individuals completing courses within the curriculum are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). For questions regarding NEHA continuing education, please visit NEHA’s CE information page or contact credentialing@neha.org.

 



Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No
Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This distance-learning course is only available to NCEDSV's member programs in Nevada. For information about access to the course, please contact Lindsay Yates at adminlv@ncedsv.org or (775) 737-3071.

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This distance-learning course is only available to NCEDSV's member programs in Nevada. For information about access to the course, please contact Lindsay Yates at adminlv@ncedsv.org or (775) 737-3071.

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This course focuses on the issue of safe follow-on housing for victims leaving a violent relationship.  It addresses specifically the need for survivors to acquire safe affordable housing. This module includes advocacy information and support activities intended to help victims with appropriate housing to avoid the need to return to their violent partner.  The accompanying primer introduces advocates to information on financial skills building efforts required to achieve the survivors’ goal of creating a new home for them and their families. 

 

Completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the need for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence to have a goal of rental housing or ownership of housing that is safe, healthy and affordable. 
  • Identify advocate activities shown to help survivors commit to preventing possible future homelessness.
  • Assist program participants in the development of adequate financial skills to enable them to acquire affordable safe housing 
  • Provide linkages to viable federal and state resources for related housing assistance statewide

 

 


Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No