AIHce Indianapolis



PO 109
Health Care Industries — I

Tuesday | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. |

Healthcare Sites/Industry

Arrangers: M. Jones, Department of Veterans Affairs, Iowa City, IA; D. Hurley, CertainTeed Corp., North Wilkesboro, NC. Moderator: S. Derman, Medishare Environmental Health & Safety Services, Santa Clara, CA. Monitors: M. Jones, Department of Veterans Affairs, Iowa City, IA; D. Loucks, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID.

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

SR-109-1  Review of the Evidence for Airborne Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Its Control.  H. Perez, I. Burstyn, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; K. Michael, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

SR-109-2  Indoor Environmental Scientific Research to Evaluate the Use of a Novel Air Sampling Cassette to Detect Mold Spores via PCR Analysis.  E. Sobek, M. McGraw, L. Pope, J. Wu, D. Graves, Assured Bio Labs, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN; S. Parkhurst, Advanced Building Forensics, Ft. Myers, FL; I. Kraut, U.S. Hygiene, Naples, FL; L. Fowler, Guardian, Knoxville, TN.

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

CS-109-3  Health Care Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. D. Krageschmidt, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

CS-109-4  Nosocomial Mycosis Outbreak Control and Prevention. J. Manfrida, TestAmerica, Phoenix, AZ.

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM

CS-109-5  Addressing Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens in Hospitals with a Water Risk Assessment Plan. S. Ebersohl, Pall Medical, Ann Arbor, MI.

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM

CS-109-6  Evacuate or Investigate? Preplanning Saves Disruption and Dollars. S. Rupkey, Bureau Veritas North America, Downers Grove, IL.