Control the spread and return to work safely

LAUNCHING THIS FALL — Chemistry in Practice: Reduce the Spread of Viruses is an online course intended for nurses, healthcare workers, and professionals, academics or students returning to work settings. Developed by the American Chemical Society, an authoritative and trusted scientific organization, this course consists of seven 15 minute lessons and a self-assessment module, focused on:

How the virus spreads

How a Virus Spreads


Learn about viruses that cause respiratory infections, how a virus spreads, 6 factors about droplets, and what makes an outbreak severe.

wearing and caring for masks

Wearing and Caring for Masks


Understand how masks work, effective wearing of masks, and caring for your mask properly. Access research from ACS Publications on fabric and layers of masks.
effective hand hygiene

Effective Hand Hygiene


Evaluate if you really know how to wash your hands, plus how much soap your should use, which is most effective, how hand sanitizer works, and more.
recommendations on gloves and face shields

Recommendations on Gloves and Face Shields


Find out when and if you should use gloves and face shields. Understand the difference between droplet transmission and indirect contact transmission.
navigating group situations

Navigating Group Situations


In this lesson, you will evaluate the concentration of the virus in the air and the protective actions you might take. Understand your own risk and when to social distance with a risk-assessment calculator.  
cleaning and disinfecting

Cleaning and Disinfecting


Learn the three most common mistakes when using disinfectants. Understand how disinfectants work and what needs to be disinfected, plus access the CDC Decision Tree on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
how we fight a virus

How We Fight a Virus


Understand the difference between the body's natural defense systems, vaccines, antivirals and other treatments. Address frequently asked questions around herd immunity, safely developing vaccines, and testing.
capstone: a day in the life

Capstone: A Day in the Life


In a final self-assessment capstone module, learners will be evaluated on key takeaways and lessons learned. Upon completion, you will receive a Chemistry in Practice: Reduce the Spread of Viruses certificate.

REGISTER FOR ACCESS AND MORE INFORMATION

Two modules are made freely available to anyone who registers. Companies or institutions that wish to purchase this course for use within their own learning management systems (LMS) should contact institute@acs.org.
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