healthcare facilities

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ICRA Barriers: As Important As Ever On Healthcare Renovation Sites

Infection control remains a significant concern for healthcare facilities. Put the COVID pandemic aside for the moment, and the risk of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay is still one in seven, even in high-income countries like the United States. On average, 10% of affected patients do not survive.

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Understanding The Role Of Negative Air

*Updated March 2023 Designing temporary containment for construction and renovation projects takes many factors into consideration, but safety is paramount. Particularly for use in healthcare settings, where concerns about keeping patients, caregivers and staff protected from construction dust and potentially dangerous ...

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Improving Prevention Planning With ICRA 2.0

The next generation of the infection control risk assessment – dubbed ICRA 2.0 – was developed by ASHE, which convened a group of experts to review the original ICRA processes after several years in use. Although the updated precautions matrix is intended as a guide for healthcare construction and renovation projects, it’s a ...

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5 Cases Using ICRA 2.0: Test Your Understanding

By JANET HAAS, PhD, RN, CIC, Principal Consulting Epidemiologist, Innovative Infection Prevention The latest version of the infection control risk assessment has been called ICRA 2.0 to distinguish it from the original version that facility managers and infection preventionists have been using for several years. As mentioned in ...

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Construction Barriers in Hospitals: Your Questions Answered

Updated August 2021 IPs, FMs, or healthcare contractors may have heard of the Safety Risk Assessment or SRA, and most start to think about the Infection Control Risk Assessment or ICRA only in the days before construction begins. Both should be integral parts of the design and planning phases of construction and renovation ...

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What is an Anteroom in a Hospital?

Updated: August 2021 Modular wall systems not only demonstrated their usefulness in handling the huge number of COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic but also showed how hospitals could deal rapidly with infrastructural needs in other large-scale healthcare emergencies while minimizing disruption to their ...

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