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Infection Control: Part 1 – Fundamentals
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We are pleased to announce that we have converted this course to a virtual, instructor-led format. Virtual courses may take place over several days in half day sessions. We have redesigned all our courses to maximize learning in a virtual environment. Students will still have the opportunity to participate and interact with the instructor.
After successfully completing the training and an evaluation component, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities bring specific risks associated with potentially fatal infection and illness. Preventing and controlling infection while these activities take place requires the implementation and support of preventive measures intended to protect patients, staff, and visitors from potential harm. Focusing on the application of the CSA Z317.13 standard, participants will learn how to address necessary measures and help control infection risk in health care facilities.
*Note: This is part 1 of an optional 2 part course:
Infection Control: Part 1 – Fundamentals
Why Get Your Training From CSA?
Your instructor possesses many years of experience in the health care engineering field as well as in-depth knowledge of directly applicable CSA Group health care engineering standards. You'll be guided through an intensive program of study developed by a team of industry professionals while participating in interactive exercises designed to provide practical knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control practices that help protect patients, staff and visitors during construction and renovation activities.
This course has now been approved for Continuing Education Credits from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) as part of the Gold Seal Certification program. This program upholds Canadian construction management professionals to expectations and standards of excellence. All Gold Seal certified management professionals have been assessed and meet a Canadian requirement standard of industry knowledge, experience, education and training.
Background and Development of CSA Z317.13
- How and why the Standard was developed
- Risk factors and construction related infections
Infection Prevention and Control Measures - Levels I - IV
- In-Depth examination of proper procedures before, during and after construction in each of the four levels identified in Table I of the Standard
- Hypothetic case studies to test accuracy in identifying levels of control necessary for compliance and discussing outcomes
- Infection prevention and control measures
- Multidisciplinary teams
- Preventative measures analysis - tables I, II, III
- Best practices in the industry that exceed current standard requirements
Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE
Gordon, President of Teegor Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. He spent 13 years as a design engineer, followed by 7 years as the Director of the Engineering for a New Brunswick Health Authority in Canada before branching out to Teegor Consulting Inc. in August of 2004.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer with 30 years of experience in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of healthcare facilities and is both a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (in Canada and the USA) and a Certified Healthcare Constructor. He is a former Council Member of the International Federation for Hospital Engineers and Past President of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society. Gordon is currently the chair of CSA Group’s Technical Committee for Health Care Facilities and vice-chair of their Technical Subcommittee for Design and Construction of Canadian Healthcare Facilities.
Mike Hickey last worked as the Director; Facilities Management and Support Services for Northern Health Authority based in Prince George, BC. He retired in April 2013 after working for 35 years in the facilities management side of healthcare. Mike served as an Assistant Director of Facilities Management with the Healthcare Corporation of St. John’s and has worked in both acute and long term care.
Mike’s background is in Power Engineering. He has also completed the management programs of Modern Management, Quality Management for Healthcare Professionals, Health Services Management, and Long Term Care Senior management (academic excellence award winner) through the Canadian Healthcare Association. He has represented BC on the National Energy Efficiency Advisory committee with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and held membership on the CHA National Advisory Committee for Management programs across Canada. He currently sits on their National Energy and Environmental Stewardship Awards team.
He has also served as an Education Consultant with CHA for the Modern Management program. He is a past Chair of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), as well as past National President of CHES. Mike is also a Faculty member for the Canadian Healthcare Construction Certificate program, a joint effort of CHES (Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society) and ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering). He is also a faculty member, as well as a technical subcommittee member of the Canadian Standards Association for CSA Standard Z317.13-17, Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities. His most recent achievement is being named the recipient of the Hans Burgers Award (CHES 2016), a national award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering in Canada, making him a lifetime member of CHES.
George graduated from Royal Military College of Canada. He spent twenty years in the Canadian Forces as a Military Engineer in various roles. George then began working in Healthcare and has worked at several Hospitals in Ontario.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, and holds both the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager from CHES and the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Designation from the AHA, the first in Canada to do so.
He has been actively involved in both CHES and ASHE for the past 15 years. He is a current member of the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Certification Advisory Panel and the Canadian Healthcare Construction Course Sub Committee.
He is also a member of the Technical Sub Committee for CSA Z8002 Operation & Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities and the Technical Sub Committee for CSA Z317.13 Infection Control in Construction, Renovation and Maintenance.
George is an instructor for the CSA Z317.13 standard on Infection Control in Construction, Renovation,
Maintenance and the CHES Canadian Healthcare Construction Course.
Gary Stairs is a Facilities Management professional with 23 years experience in education and healthcare facilities (with extensive experience in the areas of construction, project management, operations and maintenance, administration and education); 16 years experience in technical and inspection services in the construction industry; as well as 8 years experience as a tradesperson and educator.
Gary is an alumnus of the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
International professional designations held include: Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) through BOMI. Additional designations include: Certified Canadian Healthcare Facility Manager (CCHFM) through CHES, and Certified Engineering Technician (CTech) through NBSCETT.
Gary also holds several Interprovincial Certificates of Qualification as a Journeyperson in several trade areas.
Gary has worked in the following positions: director, manager, authority having jurisdiction, educator, engineering technician, tradesperson and a volunteer.
Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph. She then attained her Masters of Science degree in Microbiology studying the bacterium that causes Whooping cough, also at the University of Guelph. Human infectious diseases had always been an interest and after completing the Infection Control and Epidemiology course offered by the Michener Institute, Jessica joined the Infection Prevention and Control team at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. For the past several years, her speciality has been health care facility design and construction, focusing on design elements to help prevent the spread of infection.
Jessica has provided Infection Prevention and Control expertise on a wide range of acute care, rehabilitation, ambulatory care and community health projects. She has also provided guidance for numerous internal disasters including floods, mould, pest infestation and power outages.
Jessica’s passion lies in bridging the gap between health care design/construction/renovation/maintenance work and how this can positively or negatively influence the care and safety of patients. Her unique experience and expertise allows her to balance the needs of patients with the realities of health care construction. She currently sits as a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Health Care Facilities Technical Committee providing expert content for several standards related to health care design and construction and is the acting chair of the Z317.13 Standard, Infection control during construction, renovation and maintenance of health care facilities.
Who Should Attend?
- Architects and Design Engineers
- Commissioning Teams
- Construction Managers
- Infection Prevention & Control Personnel
- Facility and Maintenance Managers in Health Care Settings
- Medical and Nursing Staff
- Occupational Health and Hygiene Personnel
Recommended Readings (Purchased Separately)
- CSA Z317.13 - Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities
- Z317.1 - Special Requirements for Plumbing Installations in Health Care Facilities
- Z317.2 - Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Health Care Facilities
Each Attendee participates in the live, instructor-led sessions via a dedicated desktop or laptop. Tablet and Mobile are not compatible to the CSA Group’s Webex Training sessions.
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• Firefox 52 and later
• Safari 11 and later
• Chrome 65 and later (32-bit/64-bit)
• Headset, headphones with microphone, or computer/device with speakers/microphone (required for audio)
• Video camera (optional)
• Java 6 and Java 7 (for web browsers that support Java) are enabled
• Cisco WebEx plug-ins is enabled for Chrome 32 and later
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