Bryan Connors and Erin Higgins to Present at NEHES Fall Conference 2020

Fungal Infections in ICUs and ORs: Sources and Prevention of Mold in HVAC Systems, Building Materials and People (Yes, People!)

Bryan Connors

September 28, 2020

National reports of nosocomial fungal infections in ORs and ICUs have been alarming for hospitals. There are sources of mold that are not HVAC or building related, as often incorrectly reported by news sources. Bryan will present the sources of mold and pathways for exposure to help prevent infections.
 

The Dangers of Improper Pressurization and Humidity Levels: Strategies for Infection Prevention and Compliance

Erin Higgins

September 29, 2020

A critical risk area that healthcare facility managers need to actively and closely monitor is maintenance of proper pressurization and humidity levels to prevent patient infections. These areas pose a high risk to patients, and consequently, are receiving increased attention from regulatory agencies. Erin will present key risk reduction and compliance strategies to help facility managers assure they “do no harm”.
 

NEHES Fall Conference

September 27 – 30, 2020

Newport, RI

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