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Marlene Linders is the President and CEO of PHILDERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC., a healthcare consulting firm. She holds a degree in architecture, nursing science and a Master’s degree in science for clinical psychology. She has been a long time member of ASHRAE, a National Speaker on Infectious Diseases, and one of two women in the USA that are Distinguished Lecturers for ASHRAE. Ms. Linders is also the Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute™ which addresses safety, compliance and exposure risks during construction of healthcare buildings. She has several years of extensive expertise in development and understanding of construction and design for building systems. She has worked on designing high-risk environments as Surgical Suites, Long Term Care, and Transplant for several Level One trauma centers costing in excess of $4 billion dollars. Her former company, PLI Inc, wrote the first Indoor Air Quality online curriculum course for the University of Florida Rinker School of Construction. Ms. Linders has written several white papers and articles on pandemics and emerging infectious diseases regarding the built environment, including a series on infection control for Kimberly Clark Worldwide.

Overview of Risk Management for Infection Control during Healthcare Construction
                    GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010409
                    AIA Approved | 1 LU/HSW | LINDERS01

Along with public awareness, the fact cannot be understated that the emergence of both air and water-borne pathogens, MRSA and C Diff are serious factors in healthcare. The importance of employee, patient safety, and exposure to these pathogens has become a major concern. The risk is even greater during construction.

A fundamental question to ask:

What is the possibility that a root cause investigation of Healthcare Acquired Infections resulting in injuries or death could be traced back to construction, renovation or repairs?

This presentation addresses the following:

  • How Healthcare Associated Infections are changing the safety and financial factor for hospitals
  • How construction contributes to Healthcare Acquired Infections and adds risk to the project
  • Healthcare organizational goals--Do you as a professional meet them?

Questions ?? Contact:
James Lowry - President WVASHRAE

c192@ashrae.net or lowryj@zmm.com

Please Register Below to provide a head count for the Space and Lunch:

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer:

Marlene Linders, RN, MS, AIA

President and CEO
Philders Group International Inc.

8:00 - 9:00 AM: "myASHE Web Portal and the Codes and Standards Resources Page"
9:15 to 10:15 AM: "ASHRAE Standard 170 (2017) and FGI Guidelines (2018) Updates"
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM: ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
12:00 to 1:00 PM: Control Valves and Actuators

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Friday November 9th, 2018
“Overview of Risk Management for Infection Control during Healthcare Construction”
Presented by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer:
Marlene Linders, MS, RN, AIA

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