White Paper Details Infection Control Challenges Hospitals Must Address During Construction

March 10, 2008

NEEDHAM, MA /PRNewswire/ - Hospitals and healthcare institutions are challenged to devise policies and procedures that allow construction projects to take place while maintaining Environment of Care (EC) standards. A free white paper that addresses these challenges is now available for download.

The white paper, titled "Infection Control in the Healthcare Environment During Construction," details the process required to establish hospital compliance with The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) while maintaining a high level of patient care services and critical institution functions.

The white paper will discuss the steps involved in ensuring infection control during construction, including how to:

  • Create a construction oversight panel
  • Select which departments and personnel should be on the panel
  • Incorporate infection control risk assessment (ICRA) elements into construction documents
  • Establish clear-cut project phases

Authored by Dennis Tremblay, CFPS, a senior scientist at EH&E, a Needham, MA-based environmental, health, safety, and engineering consulting firm, the white paper is based on the experiences of EH&E personnel while working with leading healthcare institutions nationwide.

This white paper reviews the applicable Joint Commission standards and American Institute of Architects (AIA) guidelines, and describes a field-tested, successful solution for maintaining ICRA documentation. The paper will be interesting and informative to all those responsible for maintaining environmental health and safety compliance in healthcare facilities.

Download the free white paper, "Infection Control in the Healthcare Environment During Construction."

EH&E has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for 20 years. EH&E's team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and its wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for its clients. EH&E's new series of Web compliance solutions is just the latest example of its continuing effort to provide this knowledge and information to a wider range of companies.

Source: EH&E

For additional information, contact Don Goncalves, [email protected], or Brandie Gerrish, [email protected], both of Tiziani Whitmyre Inc.

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