The Linders Health Institute™ Course Targets Infection Control Risk Assessment and Super Bug Safety for the Construction Industry

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The Linders Health Institute™ is offering an Infection Control Risk Assessment course December 1 and 2, 2010, in Lake Mary, Fl designed to help professionals associated with the health care industry reduce risk associated with hospital acquired infections.

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Hospital acquired infections are costly for everyone. They threaten the health and safety of patients and open the door to potentially expensive legal actions.

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The Linders Health Institute™, a division of Philders Group International Inc announces registration is open for their two-day course, “The Fundamentals of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for the healthcare contractor.”

The course, which examines the issues and risks that arise as a result of Healthcare Acquired Infections in health care facilities, will be offered December 1 and 2, 2010 in Lake Mary Florida. Curriculum includes not only Best Practices but also teaches about the potential for exposure to pathogens, infection control, and the legal risks that can arise during the course of construction to workers, caregivers and patients.

The content of the risk assessment course is critically important to professionals who are involved in the construction of medical buildings, including architects, contractors, engineers, HVAC specialists and legal experts. According to Marlene Linders, Executive Director at The Linders Health Institute™, “Hospital acquired infections are costly for everyone. They threaten the health and safety of patients and open the door to potentially expensive legal actions.”

Participants will investigate a variety of infection control and risk issues associated with Best Practices for construction and renovation projects including Interim Life Safety Measures in medical facilities. The course will introduce several relevant topics, including ways in which healthcare associated infections (HAIs) impact hospital safety; the financial implications of HAIs; multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs); air ventilation during construction and the potential associated environmental risk to workers; and the importance of including an infectious disease policy in contractors’ and subcontractors’ safety programs. Participants are eligible to earn continuing education credits for many disciplines.

The Linders Health Institute™ is dedicated to helping create a safer healthcare construction environment and ensuring compliance with industry standards. The staff educates, trains and assists professionals engaged in the construction and management of healthcare facilities to help them with legal due diligence and compliance for The Joint Commission standards.

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