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PUZZLED BY HALTING HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE (HALD) ACROSS A NATIONWIDE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM? OCTOBER 27

PUZZLED BY HALTING HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE (HALD) ACROSS A NATIONWIDE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM? Wednesday, October 27 @ Noon EDT PRESENTER Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, FAPIC – Director, Infection Prevention Management, Integrated Clinical Services Trinity Health, Livonia, Mich. Rubik’s Cube® used by permission of Rubik’s Brand Ltd. www.rubiks.com read more

Legionella Guidebook

Whether you’re studying for certification, are new to Legionella, or need a handy reference, Puzzled by Legionella? A Guide to Understanding Prevention, Detection, and Water Management is for you! read more

PUZZLED BY BURKHOLDERIA SEPT 15, 2021

What is Burkholderia and why should you care? Transmission of Burkholderia cepacia has been reported from contaminated medicines and medical devices as well as person-to-person contact and contact with contaminated surfaces. Environmental monitoring for contamination of showers and sinks has been suggested. What's more CMS expects Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid certified healthcare facilities to have water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems. read more

PUZZLED BY NAVIGATING A CASE INVESTIGATION? JULY 21

Learn about the Veterans Health Administrations experiences with implementing Legionella prevention programs at hundreds of healthcare buildings across the country, including a description of the national policy (VHA Directive 1061) and practical lessons from program implementation. read more

PUZZLED BY LEGIONELLA IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS? JUNE 23

Learn about the Veterans Health Administrations experiences with implementing Legionella prevention programs at hundreds of healthcare buildings across the country, including a description of the national policy (VHA Directive 1061) and practical lessons from program implementation. read more

PUZZLED BY SINK SPLASH CONTAMINATION? MAY 26

Learn about the risks of infection from plumbing fixtures in the healthcare environment and methods of preventing these infections. Surveillance methods for waterborne-healthcare-acquired infections will also be presented. read more

PA State Democratic Senators Explore Legislation for Legionella Prevention

Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers met on Wednesday, May 5 to discuss Legionella prevention at the PA Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing. Building shutdowns caused by the pandemic have caused concern to both lawmakers and researchers about the state of building water systems and what awaits building occupants upon reopening. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports, “Now researchers think […] read more

Dr. Janet E. Stout Testifies at PA State Senate Hearing on Legionella Prevention Bill

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a virtual policy hearing on Legionella prevention on Wednesday, May 5. Dr. Janet E. Stout, along with other experts in the field of Legionella control, prevention, and remediation, spoke during the second panel of the hearing, “Exploring Senate Bill 1285 (2020) & Necessary Policy Changes”. What is Senate […] read more

PUZZLED BY LEGIONELLA AND WATERBORNE PATHOGENS ON ICE? MAY 12

Dr. Prevost will first present the results of several recommissioning case studies showing that not all buildings are contaminated with Legionella after extended stagnation and that other OPPs should be considered. Then she will show findings from a detailed intervention study to measure the impact of dally, weekly and monthly flushing and shook chlorination on the prevalence and concentrations on Legionella pneumophilia in a heavily contaminated large building. read more

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