DateTue, Nov 07, 2023 – Tue, Nov 07, 2023
Proactively prevent infection in health care facilities during maintenance, renovation, and construction.
Designed for individuals directly involved in the construction, renovation, and operation of health care facilities, this program identifies the infection prevention issues that every contractor, facility manager, architect, and engineer must address on the job.
While working in a health care environment, you need to understand your unique role and be prepared to implement processes to protect patients, staff, and visitors from hospital-acquired infections. Through lectures, case study reviews, problem-solving exercises, and group discussions, you will become a more valuable member of the health care construction team.
- Create and maintain work areas that support the facility's infection prevention protocols in order to reduce transmission of hospital-acquired infections.
- Educate and train your team on infection prevention and best practices.
- Explain the importance of conducting an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) for every project.
- Explain the intent of the various compliance, regulatory standard, and guideline-setting agencies, including the Joint Commission, Facility Guidelines Institute, and Centers for Disease Control.
- Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC, Sr. Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, UCI Health
- Andy Streifel, BS, MPH, REHS, Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota
This course offers 7 CECs. Credit hours can be used toward the renewal of the Certified Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) credential.