Approximately 99,000 people die in hospitals every year due to secondary infections contracted during their stays. One of the major causes of secondary infections is cross contamination, which can occur during hospital remodels. The removal of ceilings, walls, flooring, etc. releases agents that may be trapped behind ceilings and walls, and under floors. If not handled properly, these infectious agents are transferred through HVAC systems, drafts, feet tracking, etc. to other areas of the hospital occupied by patients with compromised immune systems who are more likely to be susceptible to secondary infections. As a result, hospitals are now looking for contractors and workers who have been trained to handle these situations during construction.
Learn to tackle these issues by learning about Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA). Our ICRA course teaches participants how to contain pathogens, control airflow, protect patients, and work without disrupting adjacent operations. Participants learn to classify work areas to minimize risks; understand and adhere to ICRA protocols; and communicate with a facility’s ICRA team. This course was developed by the consulting with leading construction-related infection control experts and is reviewed regularly to keep materials relevant to industry needs.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our top priority is to provide employees with the training they need to operate as safely as possible on the job. We can help prepare your team for these jobs with our 24-hour Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Certification Course.
Our next session will take place in July from Saturday, 07/24/2021- Saturday, 08/07/2021. Days 1 and 2 will be conducted virtually via distance learning. Day 3 will be held in person at the HCDTF Kapolei Training Center and includes hands-on training. Participants will receive an HCATF badge and certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Content areas to be covered include:
- Intro to Health-care Facilities
- Health-care Facility Administrative Controls
- Controlling Contaminants
- Work Practices
- Mold Remediation in a Health-care Facility
- Blood-borne and Airborne Pathogens Awareness
Schedule and content subject to change.
Our next session will take place in July from Saturday, 07/24/2021- Saturday, 08/07/2021. Sessions will run from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
- Day 1: Remote – Zoom session
- Day 2: Remote – Zoom session
- Day 3: In person at 2040 Lauwiliwili Street