3/27/2019 9:15:00 AM
3/27/2019 10:15:00 AM
Construction and/or renovation activities in a healthcare facility can be challenging when the right precautions are not taken. Patients could potentially develop life-threating infections, with immunocompromised patients being the most vulnerable population, if these construction projects are not handled properly. This presentation explores current best work practices when conducting maintenance, renovation or construction activities in health system facilities, using the infection control risk assessment (ICRA) tool as it applies to healthcare construction, including containment, dust control procedures etc.
1. Understand basic infection control principles
2. Analyze how to protect patients during construction and/or renovation projects, without disrupting adjacent operations
3. Clarify how to understand and adhere to ICRA protocols
4. Discuss ways to communicate with the facility’s infection control team
Shari Solomon, Esq.