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Fungal contamination in public buildings : health effects and investigation methods

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--Ottawa, ON: Health Canada , 2004.
Call Number
WA 754 F981 2004
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WA 754 F981 2004
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Health Canada
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
47 p.
ISBN
0662374320
Subjects (MeSH)
Fungi
Mycoses
Sick Building Syndrome - microbiology
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Healthcare mold management : a prevention, assessment, and remediation training guide

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22042
Hodgson, Mark. --Marblehead, MA: HCPro , 2004.
Call Number
WX 165 H691h 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 165 H691h 2004
Author
Hodgson, Mark
Other Authors
Shenhold, Carol L
Place of Publication
Marblehead, MA
Publisher
HCPro
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
158 p. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN
1578394422
Subjects (MeSH)
Mycoses - prevention & control
Air Pollution, Indoor - prevention & control
Health Facility Environment
Environmental Monitoring
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41614
Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Location
Online
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outline…
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Other Authors
Capolongo, Stefano
Settimo, Gaetano
Gola, Marco
Responsibility
Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 132 pages) : 10 illus., 8 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319491608
9783319491592 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants - adverse effects
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Health Facilities
Patient Safety
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.
Contents
Foreword: Improving the Hospital's Indoor Air Quality -- Indoor Air Quality in Healing Environments: Impacts of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Environmental Factors on Users -- Existing Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: The Case Study of Hospital Environments -- Applications of IAQ Monitoring in International Healthcare Systems -- Hospital Environments and Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections -- Analysis of Microorganisms in Hospital Environments and Potential Risks -- Legionella Indoor Air Contamination in Healthcare Environments -- Environmentally Friendly and Low-Emissivity Construction Materials and Furniture -- HVAC System Design in Healthcare Facilities and Control of Aerosol Contaminants: Issues, Tools, and Experiments -- HVAC Management in Health Facilities -- Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in Inpatient Wards -- Perspectives of Air Quality Control in Healthcare Facilities: Conclusions -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Indoor air quality : levels 0-3, IWK component, IWK-Grace Health Centre

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53639
OCL Services Ltd. --Dartmouth, NS: OCL Services, Ltd. , 1996.
Call Number
WX 26.5 I62 1996
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WX 26.5 I62 1996
Corporate Author
OCL Services Ltd.
Other Authors
Izaak Walton Killam-Grace Health Centre for Children, Women & Families
Place of Publication
Dartmouth, NS
Publisher
OCL Services, Ltd.
Date of Publication
1996
Physical Description
46 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Monitoring
Hospitals, Pediatric
Hospitals, Maternity
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Occupational Exposure
Nova Scotia
Notes
Donated by: Art McLaughlin, Physical Facilities and Engineering. 1996.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals : Practice and Theory

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Bjørg Marit Andersen. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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Location
Online
This volume offers extensive information on preventive and infection surveillance procedures, routines and policies adapted to the optimal infection control level needed to tackle today’s microbes in hospital practice. It especially focuses on preventive measures for serious hospital infections. Each chapter includes a practical section that addresses the main aspects of procedures and treatment, and a theoretical section that contains updated documentation that can be used for further study, o…
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Author
Andersen, Bjørg Marit
Responsibility
Bjørg Marit Andersen
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 1127 p.) : 38 illus., 36 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319999210
9783319999203 (Print ed.)
9783319999227 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control
Disinfection
Environmental Monitoring
Hospital Administration
Infection Control
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This volume offers extensive information on preventive and infection surveillance procedures, routines and policies adapted to the optimal infection control level needed to tackle today’s microbes in hospital practice. It especially focuses on preventive measures for serious hospital infections. Each chapter includes a practical section that addresses the main aspects of procedures and treatment, and a theoretical section that contains updated documentation that can be used for further study, or to help select infection control measures. Infection control concerns all healthcare professional working directly or indirectly with patients; in diagnosis, treatment, isolation measures, operations, equipment, drugs, cleaning, textiles, transport, porter service, food and water, building and maintenance, etc. Hygiene and environmental control is central to infection prevention for patients, visitors and staff alike. Good hygienic practices, individual infection control, well implemented and frequent environmental cleaning, and a high professional standard of hygiene in the treatment and care of patients, are essential to patient safety and a safe working environment. Addressing this essential topic, this book is intended for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, students in health-related subjects, hospital managers and health bureaucrats, as well as patients and their families.
Contents
Part I. Introduction (Surveillance, Microbes and Pathways, Tracing and Preventing) -- Part II. Infection Control for Health Care Workers -- Part III. Isolation -- Part IV. Patient Care -- Part V. Respiratory Infections -- Part VI. Surgery -- Part VII. Dialysis -- Part VIII. Bloodstream Infections -- Part IX. Special Patient Groups -- Part X. Special Infections: Prevention -- Part XI. Disinfection, Sterilization, Cleaning, Control -- Part XII. Internal Service -- Part XIII. Hospitals: Areal and Function -- Part XIV. High-Risk Microbes.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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