Exposure to Legionella associated with building water systems causes essentially all cases of legionellosis, of which there are 8,000 to 18,000 in the United States every year. The presenters will discuss engineering design and maintenance and surveillance practices that can influence a health care facility’s risks from Legionella, including updates on ASHRAE Guideline 12 and proposed ASHRAE Standard 188P, both of which address ways to minimize the risk of legionellosis from building water systems.
This session will enable attendees to:
Explain the context of waterborne infections in various health care settings.
Discuss how to apply information in ASHRAE 188P: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems and ASHRAE Guideline 12: Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems in a health care facility.
Use ASHRAE Standard 188P to determine if their building water system design and engineering practices should be reviewed or revised.
Use these standards to manage the expectations of the regulatory community with respect to threats from waterborne pathogens.
MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE,
Director of Engineering Services,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention,
UC Irvine Health