Bryan Connors and Erin Higgins to Present at 2020 NEHES Virtual Fall Conference
Fungal Infections in ICUs and ORs: Sources and Prevention of Mold in HVAC Systems, Building Materials and People (Yes, People!)
September 1, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. This session 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
September 2, 2020, 1:15-2:15 PM ET
The principle “First, do no harm” can apply to facility managers. If not properly managed, pressurization and relative humidity can pose a risk to patients. Consequently, it’s an area targeted by regulatory agencies. Risk reduction and compliance strategies will be detailed to help facility managers assure they “do no harm.”