Nosocosmial infections and preventive health care practices
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Identify the organisms that are prevalent in common nosocomial (health care acquired) infections (NI) and the reported environmental causes of these infections; Describe the most common hygienic techniques and devices for air heating, ventilating and cooling systems (HVAC) plus filtration used in health care settings to prevent the spread of NI; and, Describe available options and suggestions to improve existing methods of exposure prevention/mitigation through health education.
Keyword(s): Hospitals, Occupational Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I try to âbridgeâ science, education and policy in multidisciplinary fashion to reduce and/or prevent environmental exposures and health effects via community/schools-based research with local participation; educational trainings and materials, service and technical assistance. Research and professional publications include:
â¢ incident (injury, illness) surveillance among minors/young workers, including among special health care needs students;
â¢ indoor air and environmental quality in homes, offices and schools;
â¢ ventilation and energy efficiency, and linkages to student attendance.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.