Webinars on Demand

Pall is pleased to offer free educational webinars for unlimited, on demand viewing. Access a selection of webinars that examine pandemic preparedness and transmission of influenza and other infectious disease. Experts present an assessment of the role of breathing filters in healthcare systems and disciplines likely to be affected by infectious diseases. The presentations are especially relevant to first responders, emergency room physicians, infection control officers, anesthesiology practitioners, surgeons, respiratory and pulmonary specialists, nurses and public health officials.

Avian and Pandemic Influenza Update

Kathleen Harriman, PhD, MPH, RN
Minnesota Department of Health

Topics discussed:

  • Influenza viruses
  • Seasonal influenza
  • Avian and pandemic influenza
  • Current pandemic threat
  • Migratory birds
  • Human influenza Transmission
  • Respiratory aerosols and protection
  • Vaccines/antivirals
  • Community disease containment

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Respiratory Protection for Infectious Aerosols in Healthcare Settings

Lisa M. Brosseau, ScD, CIH, Associate Professor
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Topics discussed:

  • Aerosols in healthcare settings
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Respiratory protective devices – filters and fit
  • Surgical masks – filters and fit
  • Selecting respirators

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Bacterial / Viral Filtration: Let the Breather Beware!

Bob Demers, BS, RRT, RCP
Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California

Topics discussed:

  • How I acquired the biogram of my ICU
  • My subsequent discoveries pertaining to filters
  • Monodisperse vs. polydisperse aerosols
  • A comparison of filter performance
  • Degrees of hydrophobicity
  • Filter breaching by bacterial suspensions
  • Pentamidine inhalation by therapists
  • Occupational asthma in respiratory therapists
  • Getting serious about filtration

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