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Bacteria Inspection and Sampling

Course Cost:  $85.00

Course Value
Have you heard in the news about MRSA or staph infections? Or have you heard about salmonella or ecoli found on meats and vegetables? Did you know that certain reptiles and aquatic animals that are pets can carry or create salmonella and ecoli?

Bacteria contamination has become a major concern in grocery stores, meat markets, restaurants and home environments. Most people are not aware that the Center for Diease Control (CDC) states that 90% of reptiles we have as pets may have salmonella, or that 25% - 30% of us carry staph or MRSA on our skin or in our nose.

The sampling for bacteria is very simple to perform and this course will help you understand how to do it.


Bacteria Overview
Bacteria Types
    Common types of Bacteria
        Coliforms (Total coliforms, Ecoli, Ecoli 0157:H7)
        Staph (Staph, Staph A, MRSA)
        Clostridium Difficle (C. diff)
    Health Effects of Each Bacteria
Inspection and Sampling Methods
    Inspection and Sampling Sites for Each Bacteria
    Sampling Media Used
Sewage Clearance
    Sampling Methods
    Example Lab Report

Continuing Education Credits
CEU's for this style of learning are available for the following professional organizations;
    InterNACHI - 3 CEU's