Legionella: New Science, Insights, and Standards

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Course No.
No Charge

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours; 1.0 CHES Category I CECH; Certificate of Completion

Janet Stout

Janet Stout, PhD

Dr. Janet E. Stout is president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Stout's expertise includes prevention and control strategies for Legionnaires’ disease, and is recognized worldwide for more than 30 years of pioneering research in Legionella.

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Course Details

Who Should View This Webcast

Public health professionals including nurses and health educators, healthcare and other facility managers, and anyone interested in learning more about Legionnaires’ disease and its prevention.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify basic elements of Legionnaires’ disease 
  • Recognize approaches for Legionella detection and control 

Continuing Education Credits and Certificate of Completion

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours
1.0 CHES Category I CECH
Certificate of Completion

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours expire December 31, 2018.

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, MI0094, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. through December 31, 2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • Register for this training
  • Sign in and view the webcast
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)

Planning Committee: Suzanne Cupal, MPH; Janet Stout, PhD; Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN, BSN

Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


This webcast is provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center and the Genesee County Health Department (Flint, MI). The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Public Health Training Collaborative.

This webcast is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

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What is Legoinnaires' disease? Legionella.org states that "Legionnaires' disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia. It's caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in both potable and nonpotable water systems."

This on-demand webcast features Special Pathogens Laboratory owner, Janet E. Stout, PhD, who describes the context of Legionnaires' disease and the new (2015) national guidelines for water systems. The ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems is intended to provide guidelines for those involved in the creation and maintenance of human-occupied facilities, including but not limited to healthcare facilities. 

This learning opportunity will provide information for communities and health professionals addressing outbreak situations and for those interested in Legionella prevention strategies.