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Title: Water Fluoridation Training for Operators
Description: Water Fluoridation Training for Operators is designed for the operator who is responsible for the daily addition of fluoride to the drinking water, monitoring the fluoride concentration, as well as the operation of the fluoride feeding system. The course focuses on two of the most common fluoride chemicals used, and the feeding systems used to add the fluoride to the drinking water. Operator safety, fluoride calculations, the history and public health aspects of adding fluoride and reporting requirements will be discussed. Laboratory testing procedures, and on line monitoring equipment will be demonstrated.
Who Should Attend: Water utility operations professionals who deal directly with their system’s fluoridation treatment will find the class to be of interest. Also, laboratory personnel and those that have direct responsibility for treatment plant operations will find this class to be useful.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 0.5
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: Water Fluoridation Training for Operators will:discuss why dental/oral health professional recommend that fluoride be added to drinking water where natural fluoride concentrations are too low to be of any benefit to consumers; review what regulations the state has that allow for the addition of fluoride to drinking water; present how calculations are made to add the correct amount of fluoride to the water; review the safety procedures that must be followed for handling and feeding fluoride to drinking water; demonstrate examples of trouble shooting fluoride feed systems to prevent accidents and keep the system operating; demonstrate how laboratory tests are done and discuss trouble shooting issues in the laboratory; and demonstrate through scale model equipment how acid and saturator systems work and how to keep the system operating. Upon completion of this course you will be able to: Explain why fluoride is added to drinking water; Explain the reasons for proposing to change the optimal fluoride dose; Describe methods and chemicals used to add fluoride to drinking water; Describe analytical methods used for measuring fluoride concentrations; Explain trouble shooting ideas that can be used in the laboratory; and Identify safety equipment needed to handle fluoride chemicals.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: In addition to the course’s interactive discussions, a multiple choice written self-assessment of learning outcomes will be administered following completion of the morning and afternoon sessions of the course. The written assessment will be comprised of straight forward multiple choice questions covering the core content of each instructional segment (presentation) and general course information for a total of ten questions. Each multiple choice question will examine your knowledge and understanding with regard to key concepts and information presented in a given segment and the overall course. There will be no trick questions. Following the completion of each assessment, a group review of the assessment will be conducted by the course facilitators and the NEWWA Education Staff proctor. Participants will “self correct” their assessments during this review and indicate their score on the top of their answer sheets. Participants must achieve a score of 7 out of 10 correct for a “passing grade”. Answer sheets will be submitted to/reviewed by NEWWA Education Staff proctor during the course sign-out process. Any participant who does not achieve the required passing score will meet with the NEWWA Education Staff proctor for an oral review/debrief following completion of the course. This will provide learners with an opportunity to re-examine assessment questions and answers, clarify information, and develop insight into their responses. It will also provide an opportunity to access additional learning support if needed.
Technology Requirements: None

Changed at: 4/19/2011 9:15 AM Changed by: Kirsten King
Created at: 4/19/2011 9:15 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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