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.
When it comes to the efficacy of Legionella disinfection technologies, too often people will measure the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time, and unwittingly think that the disinfectant is working when it’s not. For example, is there a role for HPC and validating disinfection efficacy Find out how to overcome and avoid these pitfalls.