Staff from the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discuss recent activities related to outbreaks of water-associated pathogens and trends in water management programs. This session focuses on water-associated outbreaks, drawing on such data sources PRB outbreak consultations about water-associated outbreaks, and NHSN annual facility survey data for hospitals and nursing homes about current status of water management plans and control activities. You will learn how to:
Identify different opportunistic pathogens of premise plumbing and consider various transmission pathways.
Recognize the role of water infection control risk assessments in water management programs.
Locate additional online CDC resources for water management programs in healthcare settings.
MS, DrPH, FSHEA, M(ASCP),
Environmental Hygiene and Infection Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention