Issue Management Paper - Water Safety

There's no way to get around water safety

Successful water safety strategies are a priority concern for every healthcare facility as hospital-acquired waterborne infections remain the cause of several hundred deaths a year.

Controlling the formation of biofilms in hospital water systems, as well as on medical devices, becomes a challenge in light of increasing worldwide demands for quality assurance and new information about bacterial transmission. Establishing a multidisciplinary Water Safety Group to develop a Water Safety Plan is essential. In this Issue Management Paper you can read about water safety and get a few pointers. Getinge Academy also offers comprehensive training programs that can help ensure safe, accurate and reliable operation of all equipment and systems.

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Water Safety - Managing water quality and preventing water-borne contamination at hospitals and healthcare centers (PDF-document, 600 kB)