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Role of the Environmental Surfaces in Disease Transmission

Available: On Demand

This Webinar is a comprehensive review of the imperatives associated with environmental hygiene and the role of the healthcare environmental surface in the transmission of pathogenic organisms.


  • Review of the role of environmental surfaces
  • Discuss the use of low-level disinfectants and the selection of the ideal disinfectant
  • Explore best practices for environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Discuss options for evaluating environmental cleaning and disinfection

Eligible for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education

This nursing continuing education activity is offered by Infection Control Today/Informa Exhibitions, an approved provider (California BRN provider #16526) by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


Bill RutalaDr. Bill Rutala

Dr. Bill Rutala is the Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and a Research Professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC's School of Medicine. He is also Director and co-founder of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology and a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Rutala is certified in infection control. He has more than 550 publications in the fields of disinfection and sterilization and infection prevention. Dr. Rutala has also been an invited lecturer at over 350 conferences (in over 40 states, 35 countries and 7 continents) and has testified twice before the U.S. Congress. Dr. Rutala earned his BS from Rutgers University, his MS in microbiology from the University of Tennessee and both his MPH and PhD in microbiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.