ASHE ICRA 2.0™:
Improving Patient Protections
3 CECs (1 CEC = 1 contact hour)
Is your team aligned around a comprehensive infection prevention strategy?
Did you know that approximately 5,000 secondary infections occur annually resulting from construction, renovation and maintenance (CRM) activities in health care facilities? Without proper training, your team could be overlooking essential infection risk mitigation strategies. From individual training to collective action--all members on the team need to know their role in protecting patients, staff and visitors from infection risk.
The ASHE ICRA 2.0TM Process breaks down each step of the process to detail what is involved in the process, how teams often make mistakes, and how to build a whole team approach.
Provided with this course:
- On-demand, anytime access on your phone or computer.
- 7 interactive online modules.
- Each lesson takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
- Builds on the free downloadable ASHE ICRA 2.0 assessment. Click here.
- Certificate of course attendance and CEC for individual participants.
This course takes a team approach understanding that infection prevention is a team effort.
Consider taking this course if you:
- Are asked to complete or approve an ICRA assessment:
- Project managers
- Construction managers
- Infection preventionists
- Are tasked to enact an ICRA
- Maintenance and operations, administrative staff
- Operations staff and technicians
- Provide patient support and expect to have maintenance or construction work in your work area.
- Nursing, IT, risk managers, health care employees, administrative staff
Following the course, participants will be able to:
- Assess infection prevention needs to plan for safe work.
- Identify potential risks of transmission of contaminants during construction, renovation or maintenance.
- Use the ICRA to recommend the appropriate infection control risk mitigation.
- Communicate the plan and engage the team to safely carry out the work.
Introduction to the ASHE ICRA 2.0TM Process
- Describe the importance of assessing infection risk during construction and maintenance activities using the ASHE ICRA 2.0 process.
- Determine key roles of the ICRA team.
- Establish how the ASHE ICRA 2.0 is used to plan for infection prevention.
Step 1. Define the activity
- Consider the full scope of tasks from small maintenance to large construction.
- Identify work hazards that increase risks to patients.
- Ask the right questions to accurately determine the level of work.
Step 2. Identify the patient risk
- Explain the types of patients who are particularly vulnerable.
- Classify patient risk categories and care areas.
- Ask the right questions to gain understanding of patient vulnerabilities.
Step 3. Define the class of precautions
- Cross-reference work type and patient risk to identify class of precautions.
- Balance risk needs with cost, materials and scheduling.
- Identify work that could fit into standing orders.
Step 4. Assess the surrounding area
- Survey work areas and adjacencies that may be affected.
- Consider how building structure and systems may be affected by work.
- Ask the right questions to identify unknown exposure.
Step 5. Establish a mitigating plan
- Make appropriate accommodations to work plan to control risk to patients.
- Explicitly communicate controls and mitigation expectations.
- Conduct a walk through to discuss mitigation measures.
Conclusion: Now what?
- Gain approval for your ASHE ICRA 2.0 plan.
- Communicate across teams throughout the process.
- Monitor to ensure that mitigation procedures are applied appropriately.
- Adjust through the life cycle of the project or as circumstances change.
The registration fees for the ASHE ICRA 2.0TM e-Learning Course are:
- Member: $120
- Nonmember: $150
Become an ASHE member to receive the discounted rate along with all the Society has to offer!
Total: 3 CECs (1 CEC = 1 contact hour)
CHFM renewal content codes: Health care facility project management.
CHC renewal content codes: Health care industry fundamentals; facility safety.