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Environmental Assessment QuickTrain

This training is designed for public health professionals as an introduction or refresher on conducting environmental assessments during an outbreak investigation.

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Click the icons below to go to individual modules:

Introduction to Outbreak Investigations icon 

Introduction to Outbreak Investigations

  • Understand the importance of foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
  • Describe the steps in a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.
  • Explain the rules and skills of the investigation team.

Overview of Environmental Assessments icon 

Overview of Environmental Assessments

  • Explain the differences between an environmental assessment and other types of routine inspections.
  • Describe the types of activities involved in an environmental assessment conducted at a food service facility.

Contributing Factors icon 

Contributing Factors

  • Describe the types of contributing factors in foodborne disease outbreaks.
  • Identify contributing factors associated with three common foodborne pathogens.
  • Describe types of environmental antecedents.

Interviewing Skills icon 

Interviewing Skills

  • Under Development

Clinical and Environmental Specimens Icon 

Clinical and Environmental Specimens

  • Describe non-laboratory and laboratory techniques for identifying causative agents.
  • List important considerations in the collection and submission of clinical and environmental specimens.


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