Preventing Legionnaires Disease: Complying with ASHRAE Standard 188 in Healthcare Facilities
Meet the Speaker:
John D. Krause, Ph.D., MSPH, CIH
IP Competency: Novice
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2016
Degrading public water systems, lower budgets for water treatment, and climate extremes may be some of the underlying contributors to widespread occurrences of Legionnaires Disease in the United States today. Attendees will be introduced to the requirements that health care facilities will need to follow in order to comply with the new ASHRAE Standard 188 Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. This newly developed standard of care applies to all healthcare facilities and establishes a process to identify critical points for monitoring and prevention of Legionnaires Disease associated with building water systems. We will present practical issues that Infection Prevetionists can expect to encounter when responding to an outbreak of Legionellosis. Attendees will learn how to evaluate the various immediate exposure mitigation measures available. Recommended approaches to working with Public Health Officials investigating the outbreak will be discussed. Finally we will discuss how to choose and monitor the effectiveness of long term prevention strategies to avoid recurring outbreaks.
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Nursing contact hours: 1
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