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APIC releases manual for construction and renovation projects in healthcare facilities


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released the Infection Prevention Manual for Construction & Renovation, a resource for all healthcare facility construction and renovation projects.

Intended for the infection preventionist (IP) who is developing a comprehensive infection control program during construction, the Infection Prevention Manual for Construction & Renovation provides policies and procedures, resources, models, examples, and educational material for all patient populations. These can be used by new and experienced IPs both as samples of how other facilities have developed their infection control programs during construction, and as templates to adapt for their own facilities.

“The infection preventionist should be involved in projects from the initial planning stages through completion,” said editor and author Richard Vogel, in a press release.

The Infection Prevention Manual for Construction & Renovation contains 11 chapters on topics including construction and renovation policies, dust control techniques, water sampling, air monitoring, equipment resources, architectural and design resources, flood recovery and mold abatement, and an extensive listing of construction resources from regulatory agencies and professional organizations that includes a state-by-state table of healthcare building authorities. The manual also comes with a CD containing sample policies, checklists, and other materials that can be adapted to various facilities’ programs.

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