hand washing

infection prevention

"Water" Speaks Out to Healthcare Facility Managers

ASHRAE Standard 188 – Legionella risk management in a wider context

Exploring Creative Plumbing to Help Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections

Hand Wash Sinks - Does location really matter?

Let's review the evidence for the optimal location and condition of hand wash sinks. Is the evidence strong enough to revise the Fundamentals or Beyond Fundamentals?
Water Management: Why Identifying Potential Risks Supersedes Testing

Essentially, the CMS is requiring Medicare-certified healthcare facilities to implement water management policies and procedures to reduce the potential risk of Legionella (and other waterborne pathogens). The water management program should consider the ASHRAE 188 Standard and the CDC Toolkit.