Team Completes Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)
November 18, 2019
Congratulations to our team (Anthony Valencic, David Collins, Matt Large, and Jeremy Kuhar) for completing their Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) training. Approximately 99,000 people die in hospitals every year due to secondary infections contracted during their stays. One of the major causes of secondary infections is cross contamination, which can occur during hospital remodels. The removal of ceilings, walls, flooring, etc. releases agents that may be trapped behind ceilings and walls, and under floors. If not handled properly, these infectious agents are transferred through HVAC systems, drafts, feet tracking, etc. to other areas of the hospital occupied by patients with compromised immune systems who are more likely to be susceptible to secondary infections.