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Basic Disinfection for Tissue Culture Laboratories

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    Course Running Time:
     40 min | Assessment: 20 min
    Eligible: .125 American Biological Safety Association Credentialing Maintenance Credits
    Course Material: Downloadable PDF of all presented slides
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    Basic Disinfection Practices for Tissue Culture Laboratories introduces disinfection methods for laboratories working with infectious agents. Emphasis is placed on common sources of contamination, choosing the right type of disinfectant, best practices for tissue culture laboratories, and how to clean the laboratory and equipment.

    Introduction: Tissue Culture & Contamination
    At the end of this section you will be able to:
    1. Identify the biosafety level to be used handling human tissue(s)
    2. Describe how most contamination happens in a tissue culture lab

    Choosing a Disinfectant
    At the end of this section you will be able to:
    1. Define decontamination
    2. Identify where to find a list of approved disinfectants
    3. Describe the appropriate use of alcohol for cleansing

    Best Practices for Tissue Culture Laboratories
    At the end of this section you will be able to:
    1. Describe what personal protective equipment should be used in different scenarios
    2. Explain methods for decreasing/eliminating cross contamination

    Standard Operating Procedures
    At the end of this section you will be able to:
    1. Define which laboratory processes require a written standard operating procedure
    2. Discuss special considerations of laboratory water baths as sources of contamination

    Cleaning & Waste Disposal
    At the end of this section you will be able to:
    1. Explain how often floors, bench-tops, and other laboratory equipment be cleaned/disinfected
    2. Describe the appropriate means to clean/dispose of contaminated flasks, bottles, trays, etc.

    American Biological Safety Association Credentialing Maintenance Credits

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