Infection Control: Part 2 – Effective Implementation and Practical Applications

Overview

Construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities bring specific risks associated with potentially fatal infection and illness. The establishment of a thorough infection control system, along with the necessary procedures to ensure that current, relevant information is maintained is critical to protecting patients, staff, and visitors. Updated to include all the latest elements of the latest version of CSA Z317.13 this interactive and informative course features newly designed exercises and case studies.

Building on the foundation established by Fundamentals of Infection Control Part 1 – During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities, participants will gain insight into the latest developments and requirements of this critical field and acquire practical knowledge on how to apply the necessary measures to help control risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Review and understand all new components that have been added to the 2017 edition of the CSA Z317.13
  • Identify and learn to implement effective procedures during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities
  • Practice real life application of the standard
  • Engage in practical discussions around the appropriate actions to help mitigate risks and implement damage control procedures
  • Learn how to apply innovative thinking in the field of infection prevention and control measure for new construction projects and/or significant additions

Outline

  • Selection and Handling of Construction Materials
  • Considerations
  • Review of new materials and equipment
  • New requirements for handling and storage of moisture susceptible materials and HVAC equipment
  • Damage Control
  • Water leaks and flooding
  • Containment of dust and mould
  • Maintenance of construction equipment
  • Water system management
  • Infection Prevention and Control Measures Levels I – IV
  • In-depth examination of the rewritten procedures for 2013 to be followed before, during, and after construction in each of the four levels identified in Table I of the standards
  • Examination of real life case studies
  • Greenfield construction issues
  • Quality management requirements
  • Selection of maintenance of construction equipment
  • Recommended Practices
  • Review of non-mandatory sections added to the standard in 2013
  • Examples of construction details and surveillance
  • Review of the roles and responsibilities of infection prevention and control professionals

Prerequisite Training: Part 1 Fundamentals of Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

Training Time: This is a one-day (7.0 hours) workshop.
This course is taught at your location or delivered in a public workshop.

Note: Retail per attendee $1,749 which also includes a course material

About your Instructors:

Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE

Gordon, President of Teegor Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. He spent 13 years as a design engineer, followed by 7 years as the Director of the Engineering for a New Brunswick Health Authority in Canada before branching out to Teegor Consulting Inc. in August of 2004.

Mike Hickey

Mike Hickey last worked as the Director; Facilities Management and Support Services for Northern Health Authority based in Prince George, BC. He retired in April 2013 after working for 35 years in the facilities management side of healthcare. Mike served as an Assistant Director of Facilities Management with the Healthcare Corporation of St. John’s and has worked in both acute and long term care.

George Pankiw

George graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and has spent twenty years in the Canadian Forces as a Military Engineer working in various roles. George was the Facilities Manager at the Metro Toronto Zoo and has also spent time working as a municipal engineer for the County of Lanark.

Gary Stairs

Gary Stairs is a Facilities Management professional with 23 years experience in education and healthcare facilities (with extensive experience in the areas of construction, project management, operations and maintenance, administration and education); 16 years experience in technical and inspection services in the construction industry; as well as 8 years experience as a tradesperson and educator.

Jessica Fullerton

Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph. She then attained her Masters of Science degree in Microbiology studying the bacterium that causes Whooping cough, also at the University of Guelph. Human infectious diseases had always been an interest and after completing the Infection Control and Epidemiology course offered by the Michener Institute, Jessica joined the Infection Prevention and Control team at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. For the past several years, her speciality has been health care facility design and construction, focusing on design elements to help prevent the spread of infection.

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