What to identify? Why Screening Cleanroom Microbes Matters
Duration: 60 Minutes
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This webinar will look at microbial identification for pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities, examining the common types of organisms isolated from pharmaceutical cleanrooms; the methods of identification; and the inferences that can be drawn from identification patterns; how often to identify and when to identify; ways to trend cleanroom microorganisms; the level of detail that can be assessed from genotypic and phenotypic identification; and the uses of isolates in terms of the testing of culture media, use in microbial validation; and for disinfectant efficacy testing.
12/13/2018 10:00 AMTraining Topic: What to identify? Why Screening Cleanroom Microbes MattersInstructor: Tim Sandle
Objectives of the Presentation
Common types of microorganisms from pharmaceutical and healthcare cleanrooms
What variances in trend signify, e.g. a shift in spore-forming organisms
Actions to take for out-of-trend situations
Methods for trending
Differences between identification technologies
Different types of culture media
Why Should you Attend
To review baseline data relating to cleanroom isolates (there are very few referenced studies); to consider ways to trend data; and to consider the range of uses to which isolates can be put within the microbiological laboratory. This will include when to use environmental isolates and how often.
Cleanroom microbial trends
Phenotypic identification techniques
Genotypic identification techniques
How to trend data
How to draw inferences from data
How to select environmental isolates
The pros and cons of using environmental isolates
How often to rotate environmental isolates
Who will Benefit
The typical microbiology laboratory is faced with hundreds of samples for identification. This creates a dilemma: how often to identify? What to identify? Which methods should be used? And how can the data be interpreted? This webinar addresses these questions and provides guidance. The webinar also considers the use to which representative isolates from cleanrooms can be put, in terms of culture media testing, microbial validation, and disinfectant efficacy testing.