Health Care Water System and Management of Waterborne Pathogens Program

Increase your understanding of the risks of waterborne pathogens in health care through examples of water-related outbreaks. This one-day program will help you identify the different uses of water in health care and the related infection risks and recognize which standards apply to them.

This program examines different waterborne pathogens and highlights the reasons why the health care facility team should be concerned with each one. Participate in scenarios that illustrate risk assessment, water testing, and response, and learn about testing considerations for water safety and quality. In addition, the presenters will discuss design, construction, operations, and maintenance of water systems as well as what to do in water emergencies.

Program Pricing

  • ASHE Member: $375
  • Nonmember: $475

Intended Audience

  • Contractors working in health care environments
  • Health care facility managers
  • Health care maintenance personne
  • Construction project managers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Infection prevention professionals

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify different types and uses of water in a health care facility.
  • List the different waterborne pathogens and identify mitigation options for each.
  • Describe best practices for water system maintenance management and discuss how to develop a water management plan for your facility.
  • Gain an understanding of equipment and water uses that present a risk for infection in health care settings.


0.7 CEUs (equivalent to 7 contact hours)
Credit hours can be used toward the renewal of the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) credential and the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) credential.

Course Options*

This course is available as a hosted program.

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