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Continuing Education Information for Environmental Assessment Training Series (EATS) 102

CDC Course Number: WB2667

Course Description and Objectives

The goal of this activity is to teach users how to conduct an environmental health assessment in a food service setting as part of a larger foodborne illness outbreak investigation that spans across regional and state boundaries. This training expands upon the foundation skills taught in EATS 101 by giving students additional practice with environmental assessments with an additional challenge of working within a larger investigation team comprised of regional, state, and federal partners.

After completing this training, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify 3 ways to characterize a foodborne outbreak.
  2. Identify 3 contributing factors and environmental antecedents of the simulation outbreak.
  3. Name 3 recommendations for prevention and control strategies for the outbreak scenario presented.

Faculty/Credentials

Carol Selman, MPH, Food Safety Consultant with the National Environmental Health Association

Course CEU Origination Date: May 11, 2018

Course CEU Expiration Date: May 11, 2020

Course URL: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/eats/index.html

Prerequisites

Completion of Environmental Assessment Training Series (EATS) 101: Foundation Skills (WB2906)

Format: This is web-based.

Required Hardware/Software

Standard computer setup with internet access, keyboard, mouse, speakers or headphones, and video/graphics capabilities, the latest Flash plug-in, and a minimum bandwidth of DSL or equivalent.

Target Audience

Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, Environmental Health Specialists, Public Health Specialists, Environmental Health Regulators, Restaurant/Food-Chain Regulators, Business Community, Academia, Public Health Sector.

Contact Information: nears@cdc.gov

Accreditation Statements

For Continuing Education Units (CEU): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 6.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Disclosure

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Carol Selman and she wishes to disclose she is the owner of DBA CAS Consulting. Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To Receive Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB2667 – Environmental Assessment Training Series (EATS) 102: Skill Building (Web Based) please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before May 11, 2020.

Fees

No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

If you have any questions or problems contact CDC Training and Continuing Education Online at: ce@cdc.gov.

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