Basics of Infection Control for Restoration Contractors Working in Health Facilities.
This class was designed to meet the emerging requirement that all contractors working in healthcare facilities be trained in infection control risk assessment [ICRA] procedures. This requirement is being pressed by the agencies that accredit healthcare facilities such as the Joint Commission. So, although it is not a regulatory mandate like an OSHA standard, it is a requirement that hospitals are starting to request from their vendors or potential vendors on a much more regular basis. Having a certificate that shows that all of your technicians who will be involved in water loss or other emergency responses will probably soon be necessary for you to maintain a pre-emergency service agreement or to bid on work in medical facilities.
Our class focuses on the specific nuts and bolts that the estimators, supervisors, and technicians must be knowledgeable of so that they can integrate their emergency response services with the facility’s infection control plan. It is also important to note that the ICRA training program was designed as two complimentary modules. Although both of the modules utilize classroom and group training formats, the four hour introductory module incorporates the core concepts from restoration (fire, flood, mold, etc.) into the language and processes of the healthcare community.
The afternoon module is a combination of lecture and hands-on activities that reinforces the proper work practices related to isolation, set-up of engineering controls, detailed cleaning, quality control, etc. This means that individuals or that have substantial expertise in setting up isolation barriers, installing negative pressure engineering controls, and completed detailed cleaning for other types of projects, such as mold remediation, could focus their efforts on the first session rather than spend an additional half-day in redundant training.
All of our training classes are available here in Kalamazoo at the Wonder Makers facility or at a location of your choosing.