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EXP06-2015 - Evaluating emerging materials and technologies for infection prevention and control

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  • 2015

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  • CSA


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.


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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