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dc.contributor.authorLeiblein, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorKroslakova, Ivana-
dc.contributor.authorFreimüller Leischtfeld, Susette-
dc.contributor.authorFieseler, Lars-
dc.contributor.authorHofer, Susanne-
dc.description.abstractFacility management (FM) is present in healthcare. According to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) guidelines, an organisation is obliged to take precautions to enable continuous business operation and reduce hazards. As FM organizations or facilities services are sometimes responsible for water systems, and hence in the reduction of hazards in this area, the FM’s role is vital for maintaining hygiene. Being healthcare providers, dental surgeries are subject to strict hygienic criteria. During treatment patients are consigned to the care of dentists. The instruments of a dental chair unit (DCU) operate with drinking water from a source. In the process of an implemented hygienic concept in the dental surgeries the care instruments get disinfected systematically. But the water system of the building itself allows limited access, and its hygienic status is not always documented well. As can be seen by this example, hygiene concepts potentially contain blind spots. As a result, not only patients but also medical staff might be exposed to hygienic hazards, which are meant to be reduced to a minimum. Contaminated water lines may cause certain diseases (e.g. Legionnaire’s Disease). Inevitably, the personnel responsible have to manage the facilities appropriately to reduce the risks of a contamination. Literature on Legionella suggests an urgent need to address the issue of Legionella in dental surgeries. This paper will highlight the issue of Legionella in dental surgeries and aims to detect potential hazards from the built environments’ hygiene with a focus on water lines. It will further draw attention to additional criteria relevant for FM and duty holders. During the case study, data was collected on Legionella contamination in dental surgeries' waterlines. Building and water lines of the DCUs were tested as well, in compliance with the Swiss drinking water ordinance. Appreciating the fact, that there was no pathogen Legionella pneumophila detected in all samples of the DCUs, the questions arises on the incident of a potential contamination of the facilities (building) water line system itself as well as on the duties of the stakeholders involved.de_CH
dc.publisherEuropean Facilities Management Network (EuroFM)de_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subject.ddc610: Medizin und Gesundheitde_CH
dc.subject.ddc658.2: Facility Managementde_CH
dc.titleLegionella in FM : Detection of Legionella pneumophila in waterlines of dental surgeries in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerlandde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Facility Management (IFM)de_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Lebensmittel- und Getränkeinnovation (ILGI)de_CH
zhaw.conference.detailsEuroFM Conference 2015, People Make Facilities Management, Glasgow, June 1–3, 2015de_CH
zhaw.parentwork.editorAlexander, Keith-
zhaw.parentwork.editorPrice, Ilfryn-
zhaw.publication.reviewNot specifiedde_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsEuroFM Research Papers, Section 5, Development Papersde_CH
zhaw.webfeedHospitality Managementde_CH
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