Review, Interpretation and Planning for Proposed New TJC/CMS Requirements for Management of Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities | Presented by Grainger
Lunch & Learn Series:
April 15, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00 pm CST
Kym Orange Jr. is an accomplished healthcare strategy, marketing and sales professional with experience in strategic planning, employee development, sales & marketing, and business management. His current responsibility and focus since 2011 includes creating unique healthcare value through insight-driven solutions and ensuring the delivery of positive customer experiences through various Grainger business channels. Kym holds a BA from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Aaron Rosenblatt - Principal of Gordon & Rosenblatt
Aaron Rosenblatt is an advisor to healthcare institutions, real estate firms, insurers and non-governmental organizations. He is a member of ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, a member of the ASTM Committee D-19, Water and the technical lead on the ASTM working group on Point of Use (POU) Filters. He served on the Advisory Council for the CDC program Development and Dissemination of an Online Training for Environmental Health Professionals: Legionellosis Prevention and Response. He is a past Trustee of the Chemists’ Club of New York and past Chairman of the Chemists’ Club Library. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University (BA)
Shane Sullivan Vice President of Sales at Nephros, Inc. a Grainger Water Filtration Supplier
Shane Sullivan is a reliable resource for water filtration in areas that include dialysis, infection prevention, military / emergency response and industrial applications. He has spent over twenty-five years serving healthcare, life-science and biopharmaceutical companies in the America’s. He is currently serving as a board member for the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and a graduate of the University of Southern California (BS).
Waterborne disease from pathogen-colonized building water systems is significant and increasing, both in the United States and worldwide. Attention has been focused primarily on Legionella, but the disease burden from other pathogens also is considerable. In 2015, ASHRAE published ANSI Standard 188, the first industry consensus standard addressing the management of Legionella risk from building water systems. In 2017, CMS issued a memo clarifying the coverage of its existing requirements for the management of risk from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. In 2020, TJC proposed new requirements for management of water systems in healthcare facilities, with specific reference to ASHRAE 188. In this webinar, the presenters will review current and proposed CMS/TJC requirements in the context of ASHRAE 188 and will discuss practical implications of the proposed new TJC/CMS requirements for healthcare facilities.
Please Note: This is a Lunch & Learn program and is not eligible for CEUs.
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Learning Objectives include discussing and understanding:
- Building a complete life safety team
- Proper construction specifications and commissioning
- What happens with inaccurate Life Safety Plans
- Municipal Code vs/and NFPA
- Pro-active vs Re-active compliance strategies
- Culture of compliance
Please Note: This Lunch & Learn is not eligible for CECs.
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed by presenters in this Lunch & Learn should not be construed as directly representing the views of the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE). ASHE does not endorse any products or services promoted in this Lunch & Learn.
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