Infection transmission is a constant concern in medical settings, posing threats to patients and staff and negatively affecting the organization’s bottom line. Projects offer opportunities to support safety and infection prevention but the complexity of design and construction can be fraught with obstacles, especially when translating design to construction documents. This presentation addresses the facility implications in planning for infection transmission prevention, recommendations for developing an infection prevention team, and insights from project leaders.
Discuss the programmatic implications of access to personal protective equipment.
Identify two areas where gaps in information affecting infection prevention can occur when design documents are translated into construction documents.
List at least four departments/roles that should be represented on an infection prevention team.
Explain two infection prevention implications of technology additions to inpatient rooms.
Associate Vice President Patient Care and Prevention Facilities,
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;