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What Contractors Need To Know About ICRA In A Healthcare Setting

What Contractors Need To Know About ICRA In A Healthcare Setting

It's critical that design, construction, and risk mitigation be guided by an infection control risk assessment (ICRA). Healthcare construction has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways, with hospital budgets shrinking due to large declines in elective surgeries even as s …

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How to Maintain Clean Air During Healthcare Construction

If you're in hospital facility management, you know that clean air is critical to patient health and recovery. About 2 million patients suffer healthcare-associated infections annually in the USA — these infections are caused by airborne pathogens and particulates (dust, mold spores, …

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Construction Contractors: 5 Essential Things to Consider About Healthcare Construction

Construction Contractors: 5 Essential Things to Consider About Healthcare Construction

Always take precautions to contain airborne dust and pathogens in healthcare facilities. A fundamental difference between healthcare construction and others is that in healthcare, you're working in the presence of vulnerable patients. Expansion and renovation in any occupied structure …

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Tools for Infection Control in Hospital Maintenance & Construction

Tools for Infection Control in Hospital Maintenance & Construction

Updated on August 13, 2020. Juggling competing priorities like budget, deadlines, and infection control in an active facility is no easy task. It's been estimated that 75% of health care construction projects consist of upgrading or expanding facilities that must continue to serve pat …

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