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National Guidelines for the Prevention of Nosocomial Invasive Aspergillosis During Construction/Renovation Activities (2002)

Author(s)Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC (formerly National Disease Surveillance Centre) Dublin
AbstractThis documents aim is to act as guidance for healthcare staff to ensure that construction and renovation activities in hospitals are undertaken in a safe and appropriate manner so that the risk to patients who are vulnerable to invasive Aspergillosis is reduced as far as possible.
The guidelines are mainly consensus based with evidence used where available and include feedback from a wide consultation exercise in April 2001.
The guidelines include information on: -
Construction associated Nosocomial invasive Aspergillosis with a literature review of of outbreaks in hospitals
Classification of at-risk patients and risk factors
Preventive measures to control Aspergillosis including construction and ventilation measures, infection control measures, chemoprophylaxis and diagnosis and surveillance.
Organisation duties and responsibilities
National reference laboratory facilities
Appendices include sample construction permit, information leaflet on Aspergillosis during construction, recommended method for sampling of aspergillus species spores and notes on preparation of requirements for protection against invasive Aspergillosis
The protection of vulnerable patients will depend on effective infection control and engineering measures
Date of publishing01/01/2002
Date of last review by us12/21/2011
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Click here for full reviewSue WisemanThe document includes the guidance necessary for healthcare staff to ensure that construction and renovation activities in hospitals are undertaken in a safe and appropriate manner so that the risk to patients who are vulnerable to invasive Aspergillosis is reduced as far as possible.. . .






 





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