Design & Construction for the Hospital Epidemiologist

November 21, 2019

This webinar will discuss design and construction in the pre-, during and post-construction phases, including the importance of early IP involvement in design & construction, what goes into an ICRA, preventative measures that should be in place to prevent transmission, and when to suspect construction-related issues when patient infections occur.

Target Audience

Infectious diseases physicians, Healthcare Epidemiologists, Infection Preventionists, facilities management, hospital safety officers

Learning Objectives

  • Explore IP-related design issues (sinks, HH dispensers, fire compartments), including pearls & pitfalls in intelligent design. 
  • Discuss the importance of creating an ICRA and doing construction rounds. 
  • During construction, know what preventative measures should be in place to prevent transmission of environmental organisms. 
  • Know which populations are high-risk and determine when to consider construction issues when certain diagnoses occur (e.g., aspergillosis). 
  • Know when to consider water system problems (e.g., Legionella). 
  • Know how to deal with emergent issues (water leaks, etc.) and when/if to perform air sampling. 
Course summary
Course opens: 
10/11/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2022
Event starts: 
11/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/21/2019 - 1:00pm
Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$50.00

SPEAKERS:

Bryan E. Christensen, PhD, MEPC
CDR, United States Public Health Service
Epidemiologist / Industrial Hygienist 
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Matthew Stuckey, PhD, MPH
LT, United States Public Health Service
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Matthew J. Arduino
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PLANNERS:

Kari A. Simonsen MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics,
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Karen A. Ravin, MD, FAAP
Chief, Infectious Diseases
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Jade Belcher
Coordinator, Education and Meetings
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/11/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2022

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$50.00
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