PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are an increasingly frequent cause of pulmonary disease, particularly in individuals with predisposing conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Find out why NTM a waterborne pathogen of growing concern. Learn about a new method for recovery of NTM from water samples, resulting in a highly simplified culture method and an increased yield of NTM.

PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

PUZZLED BY LABORATORY ISOLATION OF NTM? December 9

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are an increasingly frequent cause of pulmonary disease, particularly in individuals with predisposing conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Find out why NTM a waterborne pathogen of growing concern. Learn about a new method for recovery of NTM from water samples, resulting in a highly simplified culture method and an increased yield of NTM.

PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

PUZZLED BY A PSEUDOMONAS OUTBREAK? OCTOBER 28

A Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak occurred in a level III NICU 28 private single bed unit after moving into a newly constructed building. Get lessons learned on the the importance of having a comprehensive water management plan and risk assessment, ensuring that temperature and water flow during construction is carefully managed, and why the Infection Control practitioner should be part of every stage of construction process.

PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

PUZZLED BY WICRA? SEPTEMBER 30

The Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) has become a common process for identifying infection hazards associated with facility construction and renovation. This approach traditionally focuses on activities which impact ventilation, dust generation, and construction methods with little emphasis on water systems and waterborne pathogens. Developing a Water Infection Control Risk Assessment (WICRA) can help secure patient safety and the facility’s reputation from the consequences of waterborne disease associated with water system construction, renovation, or maintenance activity.

PUZZLED BY WHY INFECTION PREVENTIONISTS WORRY ABOUT WATER? January 6

PUZZLED BY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND WHERE TO START REGULATIONS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM VANCOUVER, SEPTEMBER 2

Certain types of water-using mechanical devices now require an Operating Permit in the City of Vancouver (Canada). As part of these Operating Permits, routine Legionella testing will soon be required to validate maintenance practices, and when exceedances occur, there will be mandatory corrective actions and notifications.