This is a worldwide concern the scopes of which even professionals are still trying to comprehend.
Heathrow, FL (Vocus) September 30, 2010
The Linders Health Institute™, the first program of its kind in the nation dedicated to providing certified training on how to combat the spread of infectious diseases during construction in healthcare environments has opened in Heathrow, Florida, a high-tech corridor north of Orlando, Florida.
The announcement of the unique program was made by the Health Institute’s Executive Director, Marlene Linders, whose parent company, Philders Group International Inc (http://www.phildersgroup.net), provides consulting in the areas of infectious, air and water borne diseases, a rapidly growing, global and public health challenge.
“The Linders Health Institute’s course study is unique and important because it’s the first program that we are aware of that will receive accreditation from a national certifying Body. The program teaches due diligence for managing risk and lowering liability during construction for workers, patients and hospitals.” Linders said.
Linders, a registered nurse and architect, said that even before the official announcement, she had received “tremendous response” to the program from her potential student body which included healthcare-related engineers, investigators, architects, maintenance and facilities managers, restoration contractors, first responders and others involved in potentially dangerous environments created by the construction, renovation and destruction of hospitals and other structures which could spread infectious diseases.
“We expect that our student body will come from all over the globe,” Linders explained. “This is a worldwide concern the scopes of which even professionals are still trying to comprehend.”
“Our goal is to provide students with state-of-the-art products and management tools that will be used in healthcare settings to sample, clean, disinfect patient rooms, operating theaters, ICUs and many other susceptible areas of the facility”.
Linders said the Institute will be developing both on site and on-line accredited course study programs.
The Linders Health Institute™ already has attracted a number of national sponsors including EMSL Analytical, TSI, Abatement Technologies, Degmor Inc., Test America Laboratories, CSM Group all specializing in Best Practices for the prevention of infectious organisms.
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