Legionella Interactive Workshop for Healthcare Promotes Collaboration

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Special Pathogens Laboratory, The Legionella Experts, to Host Conference Designed to Promote Shared Knowledge and Foster Communication Among Water Management Teams

It takes a team to end Legionnaires' disease!

Special Pathogens Laboratory (http://www.specialpathogenslab.com) will host Puzzled by Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens? A Solutions Workshop for Healthcare at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Managing risk from Legionella and waterborne pathogens requires effective team communication. Compliance with regulations can be challenging when water management teams comprise members across an organization with different responsibilities and priorities.

This workshop promotes an environment that fosters mutual understanding of the risk for Legionella in building water systems and provides evidence-based solutions.

Lectures and hands-on learning stations lay the foundation for continued multidisciplinary collaboration. Participates will share a first-hand look through the microscope at Legionella and other waterborne pathogens; learn about plumbing materials and corrosion; see how a model cooling tower operates; and understand controlling risk in ice machines.

“The demand for this workshop grew out of the need for mutual understanding and effective communication across disciplines,” says Dr. Janet Stout, President of Special Pathogens Laboratory. “We’re excited to offer this unique educational experience because it takes a team to prevent Legionnaires’ disease.”

Designed for healthcare and long-term care administrators, risk managers, infection prevention professionals, facilities managers and engineers, conference highlights include:

  • Speakers from microbiology, engineering, infection prevention, and public health
  • Regulatory and compliance requirements from local and state New York health officials
  • Developing ASHRAE water management plans
  • Ins and outs of CMS inspections
  • Four Nursing CEUs

To register, visit: https://goo.gl/BLdsZK

Special Pathogens Laboratory, The Legionella Experts®, specializes in detecting, controlling, and remediating Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in building and utility water systems. SPL provides the only validated strategy that can prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. We offer an integrated platform of evidence-based solutions to water treatment, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial and industrial sectors. Services include microbiology, Legionella consulting, outbreak response, product evaluations, education, and research. Internationally recognized as clinical and environmental experts in Legionnaires’ disease prevention. SPL is accredited by NY ELAP ( Lab No.12024) and CT Department of Public Health (Lab No.PH - 0125) and is one of the few labs in the U.S. accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (Certificate No. 2847.01) for Legionella testing, and participates in both CDC-ELITE and PHE Legionella proficiency programs.

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