Heightened awareness of the risks of waterborne pathogens in health care building water systems has resulted in many health care professionals looking to better understand and mitigate these risks. This session provides an overview of infection risks associated with waterborne pathogens as well as conditions that support pathogen amplification in water systems. The session will give an overview of ASHRAE 188 and explore management and mitigation tools..
Identify at least two infectious pathogens associated with building water systems
Describe conditions which can contribute to growth and amplification of pathogens in building water systems.
Discuss ASHRAE 188 at a high level.
Explain how the use of tools presented for assessing water risk may be used within the learner's facility or business.
MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE,
Director of Engineering Services,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention,
UC Irvine Health
Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety,
University of Minnesota
Credits: None available.
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