Publikationstyp: Konferenz: Poster
Art der Begutachtung: Keine Angabe
Titel: Legionella prevention in water systems in hospitals : stakeholders and the process seen from facility management
Autor/-in: Leiblein, Thomas
Tucker, Matt
Ashall, Mal
Al Khaddar, Rafid
Lee, Susanne
Gollnisch, Carsten
Hofer, Susanne
Erschienen in: Waterline
Band(Heft): 2017
Heft: Autumn
Seite(n): 37
Angaben zur Konferenz: 9th International Conference on Legionella, Rome, Italy, 26-30 September 2017
Erscheinungsdatum: 2017
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Industrial Water Society
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Tamworth
ISSN: 0954-7711
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Legionella; Hospital; Risk management; Facility management; Water safety
Fachgebiet (DDC): 610: Medizin und Gesundheit
658.2: Facility Management
Zusammenfassung: An ongoing research project systematically uncovers the situation of Legionella in water Systems in healthcare organisations. Healthcare facilities (i.e. hospitals) can be part of a Facility Management (FM) portfolio. The aim of the overall research project is to work out a framework for FM. The discipline FM is present in healthcare and operates within a range of regulations specific to a country. According to the International Facility Management Association an organisation has to take precautions to manage risks properly. Data on six case studies of three countries were collected in a two-stage sequential exploratory research study design. Expert’s interviews were followed by a questionnaire study including further groups of stakeholders. The study focuses on the organisational structure with respect to the process of Legionella prevention, seen from a FM’s perspective. Findings demonstrate fundamental differences in the organisational structure in hospitals and thus, the different process owners working for Legionella prevention in water systems. The UK follows recommendations of the WHOs water safety plan by maintaining a defined group of specialists (water safety team). In Germany and Switzerland the ‘hygiene commission’ implements decision-making and takes responsibility for infection prevention measures. Potentially the organisational structure has an impact on the awareness of topics related infection prevention of hazards related to water hygiene. Usually a technical operations unit (or similar) is responsible for maintaining water systems. Present-day economically driven budget cuts, delayed reconstruction works or incomplete risk assessments may be recognised and counteracted by those in scope of liability. For that reason a process-scheme for Legionella prevention in water systems may be helpful to identify every stakeholder working for the joint process. This study may be a headstone, considering FM’s needs and duties within the context of healthcare.
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): Keine Angabe
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisationseinheit: Institut für Facility Management (IFM)
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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