Infection Prevention in Health Care Construction and Maintenance Course

This course has been designed to familiarize participants with infection risks to patients and care workers associated with construction and maintenance operations in health care facilities, and to help participants develop an understanding of current best practices for prevention of infection by airborne and waterborne microbes in association with construction and maintenance activities. Course topics include: discussion on two common airborne and waterborne disease causing agents in the health care environment: Aspergillus and Legionella; the evolution of best practice standards for nosocomial infection prevention and control; a detailed examination of the latest version of the latest codes and standards; and a review of actual cases involving outbreaks in health care facilities.

Overview

  • To familiarize you with infection risks to patients, residents and workers associated with construction and maintenance operations in health care facilities
  • To develop understanding of current best practices for prevention of infection by airborne and waterborne microbes in association with construction, maintenance, and building operations
  • To develop specific understanding of applicable federal and state codes and voluntart standards.

Cost

Public Price Per Attendee
$799.00
$699.00 Early Bird (effective until 20 calendar days before course date)

In-House Price Per Attendee
Please Inquire (minimum registrations apply and may include additional charges for travel and customization).

Duration

1 Day


Dates and Locations

Registration cut-off 10 calendar days before event. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

TBA
Also available for customized in-house presentations.


Instructors

Dr. John H. Murphy
BSc MHSc MBA PhD ROH CIH

John is President of the REA companies in the United States, Canada and Barbados, Adjunct Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Toronto School of Public Health, and an occupational hygiene, health and safety consultant and instructor for military and law enforcement organizations.  He holds four degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Science in occupational hygiene, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in public health.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Occupational Hygienist.  His unique expertise and perspective on the course topic has been gained through work as an advisor on fentanyl risk assessment and protective measures with national police, border services, and transport regulatory agencies.  

Paul R. Bozek
BASc MEng MBA ROH CIH PEng

Paul Bozek is an Assistant Professor (Full-Time), University of Toronto Graduate School of Public Health Sciences, where he teaches substantially the entirety of the following courses to MHSc / MSc / MPH Graduate Candidates: CHL 5915 - Control Methods in Occupational Hygiene, CHL5901 - Occupational & Environmental Hygiene II, and CHL 5910 - Introduction to Occupational & Environmental Hygiene.  He has held the rank of Assistant Professor since 2006.  Prior that time he was a part-time lecturer at the University of Toronto, while at the same time carrying out his consulting practice on full-time basis at Resource Environmental Associates Limited.  In connection with his work as a University instructor, Paul has principal responsibility for two courses, and consequently has received instruction on University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies principles and policies pertaining to curriculum planning, instructional methods, and student evaluation practices.  As such, he has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching adults, and has formal qualifications as an educator.