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Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 1 day
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Price: 600.00


Course Overview and Scope

Construction and maintenance activities in healthcare facilities (Hospitals , Long Term Care, medical testing facilities etc) , including even minor work, can cause potentially fatal infections in patients. Serious and fatal respiratory infections can also result from contamination of water supplies with Legionella bacteria. Medical literature continues to report cases and clusters of illness and fatalities related to construction and maintenance work in healthcare facilities.

To control these risks, Health Canada and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) have issued extensive guidelines for managing of construction or maintenance activities in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

This course is for contractors, project managers, facility managers, maintenance staff, and infection control ( IPAC) personnel to minimize risks related to construction and maintenance activities in healthcare facilities. It incorporates lectures, discussions, class activities, and equipment demonstration.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn about:

  • Origins of fungal and bacterial contamination in the building fabric of hospitals
  • Diseases caused by biological contamination and patients at risk
  • Liability and insurance for the respective parties
  • Principles of particulate isolation and control
  • Risk mitigation following Health Canada, CSA and US guidelines
  • Monitoring strategies for infection control procedures

Instructor Bio

Daryl Aiken, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Project Manager, Indoor Environmental Quality

Daryl Aiken is a project manager with the Indoor Environmental Quality Group. Daryl also participates in development of junior and intermediate staff in the group through training, coordination and quality assurance. Daryl also has training and experience in the identification and analysis of asbestos and a background in agricultural research on bacteria and fungi.

Proof of Training

Upon completing this course, each participant is provided with a certificate as proof of the training.

Please note: Payment must be received and processed before a certificate is issued. Refer to our course payment policies for more details.

 
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