What Construction Managers Need to Know Construction Managers and contractors who work in the healthcare industry recognize that dust poses serious health risks at hospitals and healthcare facilities during remodeling and renovation.
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) have been a major problem in patient safety for decades, affecting 5 to 10 percent of patients who enter healthcare facilities each year.
During renovations or remodeling, construction barriers in hospitals play a vital role in infection control. As a preventive measure, the barriers are part of infection control practices that are crucial to reducing the transmission of hospital acquired infections (HAI).
An anteroom is an essential tool for hospital renovation, maintenance and infection control. It is simply a smaller room one would enter before entering a much larger room.
What is a Superbug and Why are They Dangerous? Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (superbugs) are a common problem in the healthcare industry today, with more than 2 million Americans getting an antibiotic-resistant infection annually. Why are they so dangerous?
Public health emergencies caused by infectious threats have the potential to affect and kill thousands and even millions of people. These threats can be caused naturally as outbreaks or pandemics.
Proper containment is essential to Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) and maintaining a safe construction site while working within a healthcare facility. Every crew member must go into the project with a solid understanding of ICRA to establish and maintain appropriate containment.
With recent outbreaks happening in the United States, the Ebola incident, for example, employers may want to assess their infection control programs currently in place at their workplaces that line up with safety regulations and ensure workers health and safety.
In early 2018, an outbreak of norovirus at a San Francisco school caused at least 57 people, 53 students, and four teachers, to be sick, according to officials. Several schools in the Northern California area closed due to the spread of norovirus (U.S. News).