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Fundamentals of Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities – Burnaby

June 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities bring specific risks associated with potentially fatal infection and illness. Preventing and controlling infection while these activities take place requires the implementation and support of preventive measures intended to protect patients, staff, and visitors from potential harm. Focusing on the application of the CSA Z317.13 standard, participants will learn how to address necessary measures and help control infection risk in health care facilities.

Course Outline

Background and Development of CSA Z317.13

  • How and why the Standard was developed
  • Risk factors and construction related infections

Infection Prevention and Control Measures – Levels I – IV

  • In-Depth examination of proper procedures before, during and after construction in each of the four levels identified in Table I of the Standard
  • Hypothetic case studies to test accuracy in identifying levels of control necessary for compliance and discussing outcomes


  • Infection prevention and control measures
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Preventative measures analysis – tables I, II, III

Recommended Practices

  • Best practices in the industry that exceed current standard requirements

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a general understanding of CSA Z317.13
  • Identify the risk factors and sources of health care facility infections
  • Identify all staff who should be involved in infection prevention and control measures during any aspect of construction, renovation and maintenance activities
  • Review effective infection prevention and control procedures during construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Understand and effectively apply infection prevention and control measures for renovation and/or new construction projects
  • Learn about industry best practices and how they can apply to your specific role

Who should attend?

  • Contractors
  • Construction Managers
  • Architects and Design Engineers
  • Commissioning Teams

Instructor: Mike Hickey – MF Hickey Consulting

President, Prince George Hospice Society
Director, Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities
Mike Hickey was recently the Director; Facilities Management and Support Services for Northern Health Authority based in Prince George, BC. Prior to moving to northern BC, Mike served as an Assistant Director of Facilities Management with the Healthcare Corporation of St. John’s and has worked in both acute care and long term care. He has also completed the management programs of Modern Management, Quality Management for Healthcare Professionals, Health Services Management, and Long Term Care Senior management (academic excellence award) through the Canadian Healthcare Association. He is currently past Chair of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), as well as past National President of CHES.  Mike is also a Faculty member for the Canadian Healthcare Construction Program course, a joint effort of CHES (Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society) and ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering).  He is also a faculty member of the Canadian Standards Association for CSA Standard Z317.13-12, Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities.

*Note: This is Part 1 of an optional 2 Part course – Part 1: Fundamentals of Infection Control, and Part 2: Effective Implementation and Practical Applications of Infection Control. Part 2 will take place right after this course, on Wednesday June 26. If you would like to take both courses, please register for each course individually.

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June 25, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6N5 Canada
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