2021 – December WEBINAR Wednesday Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Indoor Air Quality Within Long Term Care Facilities Impacted by Wildfire Smoke

  • Course Overview

    This presentation will be broken into three sections. First, a public health researcher will provide a brief overview of what is in wildfire smoke and why it is so bad for our lungs. Next, an industrial hygienist will discuss different strategies that are used to assess indoor air quality as well as common issues related to long term care HVAC design and operation. Finally, a HVAC technical expert will use the bulk of the webinar to explain why HVAC operation and maintenance is key to indoor air quality and how strategies must be adapted during wildfire smoke events.

    LO1: Gain a general appreciation for the health effects of air pollution from sources like wildfire smoke.
    L02: Recognize common issues that lead to poor indoor air quality within long term care facilities.
    L03: Become aware of resources and strategies for improving indoor air quality.

  • Time & Presenter

    10:00 am – 11:30 am MT

    Dr. Luke Montrose is an assistant professor in the department of Public Health and Population Science at Boise State University. The Montrose Translational Health Lab looks at environmental toxicology questions through a broad lens, from cell to society. Luke’s research focuses on understanding the influence of environmental exposures such as wildfire smoke on lifecourse disease risk.

    Jesse Barnum is a Certified Health Care Facilities Manager and is the Facilities Engineering Manager for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. In this role he is responsible for maintaining all hospital utility systems in a range of complex environments including operating rooms, laboratories, clean rooms, and many other spaces. Jesse is always working to bridge the gaps that exist between regulatory agencies, science, organizational needs, and the real world.

    Mike Cooper is a CIH with Industrial Hygiene Resources in Boise, ID. He has developed and directed Environmental, Safety, and Health programs within the semiconductor, medical device, grocery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and foundry industries both with the US and abroad. Mike serves on an OSHA health expert advisory committee to review and propose permissible exposure limits for regulatory enforcement and teaches in occupational safety and health management and industrial hygiene.


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  • Fees

    • No Fee

    This webinar is being provided at no cost through a partnership with Boise State University. Researchers are hoping to work with the Idaho long term care facilities to enhance the indoor air quality during wildfire smoke events. You can contribute to this research by completing a brief survey that will be sent out 1 month after the webinar, and you will also receive a $20 gift card.

    For more information about this survey or to learn more about opportunities to participate in research activities (e.g., on site air monitoring), e-mail: lukemontrose@boisestate.edu

    1.5 CEUs possible.

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