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.
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.
A LIVE Q&A Got questions about what Legionella disinfection technology is best for your facility? Need a better understanding of how these technologies work? Do you have doubts about the efficacy of your system? In this webinar, you’ll get a brief overview of these technologies and the pros and cons. We’ll open the floor to answer any and every question you may have. Come prepared to get into the weeds!