Terri Zborowsky will speak on a virtual panel about the environment of care in the age of COVID-19.
Program: Environment of Care in the Age of COVID-19: Validation of Infection Prevention Practices and Air Quality Monitoring in Acute Hospital Settings
Speakers: Terri Zborowsky (speaker from HGA), Pam Johnson-Carlson (speaker from University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital) Harry Pliskin (moderator from Atreo)
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 12 P.M. EST
Indoor air quality, and infection prevention in general, has always been high on healthcare facilities’ agenda in protecting patients, staff, and visitors from the risk of infection. Moreover, regulatory authorities and standards-setting organizations such as the CDC, the Joint Commission, ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE provide a substantial amount of guidance, as well as a few requirements, on these issues. And, hospitals in fact spend substantial resources on a wide-array of solutions addressing, and hopefully mitigating, the risk associated with surfaces, air, and water in their facilities. But, there are substantial challenges in implementing solutions that are both effective and efficient, and many of the assumptions underlying hospitals’ confidence in their various approaches have not been tested in a practical environment.
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