Environment of Care, Construction and Remediation
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
As hospitals and LTC facilities age or seek ways to improve their patient care capabilities, there is often an increase in construction and maintenance activities. During these projects, the IP must remain focused on patience safety and the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA).
This session will cover policies and procedures that are essential to assuring patient safety during construction and maintenance activities. Procedures to be discussed will include everything from completing an ICRA permit to how to conduct project rounding to determining when to allow the removal of ICRA containment.
This session will also cover the use of specific tools that will benefit the IP during a construction project, including a construction monitoring tool, particle counters, handheld differential manometers, digital pressure manometer, and an aerosol dust monitor. Discussions will revolve around how all four of these instruments can be used to enhance construction project rounding and monitoring.