Preface This is the first edition of CSA EXP06, Evaluating emerging materials and technologies for infection prevention and control. This Express Document is not a consensus product; that is, it is not a Standard and it has not been formally reviewed or approved by a CSA Technical Committee.
Scope 1.1 General This Document provides guidance in the evaluation of new materials and technologies in the physical environment. It is intended to help reduce health-care acquired infections (HAIs) and addresses the following topics: a) potential risks to patients, staff, and the environment; b) physical impacts; and c) human factors. 1.2 Intended users This Document is intended to be used by a) architects; b) biomedical experts; c) cleaning and environmental services departments ó both outsourced and internal (including housekeeping); d) contractors; e) facility maintenance staff; f) facility engineering staff; g) health-care administrators; h) infection prevention and control staff and departments; i) logistics and purchasing; j) manufacturers and suppliers; k) ministries of health; l) ministries of labour; m) occupational health and safety professionals and committees; n) patient safety departments; o) researchers and academics; and p) standards developers.
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