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2022 PDC Summit

Design, Construction and COVID: Infection Prevention Lessons Learned

Mar 23, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 23, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.


Renovating the space housing the Blood and Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto provided the design team with numerous challenges related to infection prevention and control (IPAC). To address these challenges, the project team studied IPAC standards, best practices and lessons from other projects. Using this project as a case study, this presentation will describe the process used to integrate IPAC requirements in health care design and construction. The session will detail the make-up of the interdisciplinary design team, how the hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) and infection control risk assessment (ICRA) were conducted, how standards were followed, ways construction requirements were documented and managed and how COVID changed requirements. The session will present lessons learned by sharing successes and opportunities for improvements. Participants will be invited to ask questions to help them apply concepts and approaches to their future projects.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the components of a HVA and an ICRA and identify how to use these tools in health care space design.
  • Explain the IPAC requirements and standards for the design of specialized oncology programs such as BMT/CT.
  • Describe infection control standards during construction and how to apply them to a tangible project example.
  • Identify the impacts of COVID-19 on a project under construction and what changes should be made to address new risk levels.
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