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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Healthcare Antiseptics Tentative Final Monograph (TFM): What Does it Really Mean?

Available: On Demand

This webinar explains what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Healthcare Antiseptics Tentative Final Monograph (TFM) is and summarizes recent changes. It also reviews current alcohol safety science within the context of healthcare worker use of alcohol-based hand hygiene products.

Eligible for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education

Learning objectives:

  • Summarize the recent changes in the new FDA HC-TFM
  • Discuss alcohol safety science and how it relates to healthcare workers' use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR)
  • Support the safety of ABHR by putting dermal absorption into real-world perspective for stakeholders in your healthcare facility

Andrew Maier, PHD, CIH, DABT

Dr. Maier serves as an Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where he leads a research program on occupational risk and exposure science. He currently serves as Chair of the TERA Fellows Program and works with NIOSH as a Toxicology Fellow. Dr. Maier completed his Ph.D. in toxicology with research interests in the molecular mechanisms of toxicity and translations for risk assessment. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). He has an established program and history of experience related to occupational toxicology and industrial hygiene. He has led numerous projects and has co-authored toxicological reviews, technical reports, and human health risk assessment documents for several hundred individual substances.

Chris Havanas

Chris has 9 years of experience at GOJOfocusing on regulatory affairs, including compliance with FDA regulations. He can be reached at 330.255.6628 or via email at .

Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC
Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Megan DiGiorgio has worked in infection prevention for 10 over years, spending eight years at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Megan received her bachelors of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Megan has a background in pediatric nursing in addition to her infection prevention experience. She has presented posters and oral abstracts at several national conferences, has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is active in her local northeast Ohio Association of Professionals in Infection Control chapter, serving as president in 2012. Megan began working at GOJO in 2013 as a Clinical Specialist for Healthcare.