Construction issues

American Society for Healthcare Engineering and APIC joint statement on recently presented research on electronic faucets (2011)

This statement focuses on potential bacterial contamination associated with electronically controlled faucets.

The role of infection control during construction in healthcare facilities

This American Journal of Infection Control report reviews infection prevention issues related to construction and renovation projects in healthcare facilities.  Authors: Judene M. Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC and 1997, 1998, and 1999 APIC Guidelines Committees.

Current views of health care design and construction: Practical implications for safer, cleaner environments (2010)

This article distills important infection prevention information from the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Healthcare Facilities, 2010, formerly known as ‘‘American Institute of Architects Guidelines,’’ and highlights the infection preventionist’s role in design and construction. Authors: Judene M. Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC; Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC; and Janet Haas, DNSc, RN, CIC.