This year at the CSHE Annual Conference, Dennis Cohan, President of PREVENT Life Safety, gave a talk on the importance of infection control in hospitals and other sensitive environments. Nationwide, about one in 20 patients entering a hospital will acquire a potentially deadly infection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC estimates that these infections correspond to 110,000 deaths a year and millions of dollars in damages. Using a containment unit while working in hospitals not only helps to contain dust and contaminants, but helps to reduce patient exposure to infectious spores that can survive for weeks on surfaces in ceilings, walls and other work areas.
In his presentation, Mr. Cohan, discusses:
- Hospital Acquired Infections: Causes and Effects
- The Need for Better Infection Control Precautions
- Why Containment Helps
- Differences Between Fixed and Mobile Containment Options