Legionella - There is No Silver Bullet- Proactive Prevention of Healthcare Acquired Legionellosis
This year marks the 30 th anniversary of the 1976 American Legion convention of military veterans held in Philadelphia , where a mysterious disease outbreak took 34 lives and debilitated another 200. Many people think Legionellosis is rare; however, it is rarely diagnosed, grotesquely underreported and often misrepresented as a cause of pneumonia.
Reports issued in 2005 concerning hospital-associated Legionnaires' disease in major metropolitan areas has prompted several agencies and state health departments like the New York Department of Health (NYDOH) to update its guidelines for prevention and control of the disease. Is your healthcare facility up to date?
Join us for a 90-minute audio conference as we discuss how to take a proactive approach to managing the risks associated with Legionnaires' disease. Our speakers will overview the following:
Presenters and Panelists:
HC Information Resources Inc.
Matt Freije, a Purdue mechanical engineering graduate, is president of HC Information Resources Inc., Fallbrook, California, a firm that provides consulting, training, and publications pertaining to Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. His book Legionellae Control in Health Care Facilities: A Guide for Minimizing Risk, a 1997 award finalist, has been highlighted in professional journals worldwide and has sold in more than 30 countries. He is also the author of the new publication, Legionella Management Plan for Hospitals, and is the editor of Legionella Enews , an international newsletter that covers outbreaks and new technology.
Paul is Director of Sales and Marketing for the Armstrong Hot Water Group. He has more than 20 years of field, laboratory and general work experience involving design, application and marketing of mixed water temperature controls. Paul is an active member of American Society of Plumbing Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (now Philadelphia University ).