2014 PDC Summit

Building to Save Lives: Incorporating Infection Prevention into Planning, Design, and Construction

Mar 18, 2014 4:10pm ‐ Mar 18, 2014 5:10pm

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Description

Health care facilities-acquired infections (HAIs) have become a key focus for many health care organizations and regulatory authorities. Often, HAIs are caused by pathogens deposited during construction that occurred years or even decades ago and are raised during renovation and maintenance activities. Implementing innovative construction techniques during new construction can significantly reduce and potentially eliminate these legacy HAIs. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Create a culture of infection prevention from the earliest stages of construction.
  • Examine real numbers from real construction projects representing the costs associated with a major infection prevention program.
  • Sell a strong program to senior leaders in the construction industry or to their health care clients.
  • Explore infection prevention techniques that can be applied to your next project.

Speaker(s):

  • Bob Bedard, Senior Supervisor, Ellis Don Construction Services
  • Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., FASHE, CHFM, CHC, CCHFM, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.
  • Eileen Clarkson, Clinical Liaison, Alberta Health Services

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