Mark Heller, national Chair of the Environmental Hygiene Interest Group, Infection Prevention and Control – Canada, will provide subject matter expertise at upcoming Community of Practice (CoP) events, by Public Health Ontario (PHO).
Supporting a presentation and discussion on Auditing in Environmental Services, Heller will participate at meetings in the Central, and Central-West regions.
Environmental monitoring is a best practice which every regulated indoor environment, including hospitals, long term care and retirement living facilities, should adhere to. However, the reality today is that there are not provincial or nation standards for measuring cleanliness or surface hygiene. Its up to each facility to design an approach that makes sense. “Without provincial or national practice standards, inter-facility or regional comparisons are not possible, this is critical gap in the cost-benefit equation for investing in environmental services” – say Heller. Practices vary across Ontario and many healthcare facilities still do not have an ongoing and robust system for auditing hygiene and cleanliness outcomes in place.
The Community of Practice events will provide participants with an understanding of the core types audits, and foundation principles for an effective program.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Chartwell Pine Grove Long Term Care
And Retirement Residents
8403 Islington Avenue,
Woodbridge, ON, L2L 1X3
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
08:30 am – 12:30 pm
Region of Waterloo
100 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge, ON, N3H 4R&
For further information or to register your attendance about these events, contact:
Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Public Health Ontario (PHO) keeps Ontarians safe and healthy. With our partners in government, public health and health care, PHO prevents illness and improve health. PHO provides the scientific evidence and expert guidance that shapes policies and practices for a healthier Ontario.
For further information, please click on the following link: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en
IPAC Canada is a national, multidisciplinary association committed to the wellness and safety of Canadians by promoting best practices in infection prevention and control through education, standards, advocacy and consumer awareness.
For further information, please click on the following link: https://ipac-canada.org/
Hygiene Performance Solutions (HPS) is a consulting and performance coaching firm specializing in custom facility, environmental and support services solutions in regulated indoor environments.
HPS also provides market development expertise and product agency services to the environmental hygiene and infection prevention and control industry.
For further information, click on the following link: www.hygieneperformancesolutions.com