Environment of Care and Health Care-Associated Infections

Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE

This joint monograph from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and FGI explores the role of the health care environment in infection prevention and control. Dr. Memarzadeh, director of the Division of Technical Resources at the National Institutes of Health, describes strategies for addressing infection prevention in health care facilities and discusses the effects of temperature and humidity on the transmission of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Details are provided on the advantages and potential shortcomings of strategies to reduce health care-associated infections, along with a wealth of background information on the pathogens commonly found in health care facilities today.


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