Research has shown that surfaces are fomites, “inanimate objects likely to carry microbes that cause deadly infections.” In this session participants will gain a high-level overview of the way’s surfaces support acquisition and transmission of pathogens that cause deadly infections. As well as an overview of the HSI literature review findings and a lack of of guidelines and testing requirements for validation that materials are compatible with EPA registered disinfectants.Specification of surfaces is a critical component of any effective infection prevention protocol and process. To achieve this a clear understanding of the issues and the real-life challenges is important. Guidelines that support specifiers during the specification process will be discussed.Learning objectives:
Speaker: Linda LybertFounder/Executive Director - Healthcare Surfaces Institute Inc.
This course has been submitted to AIA CES for continuing professional education and is pending final approval of credits.
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