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The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS)

Oct 26, 2023

On this episode, we're joined by Shari Solomon, the President of CleanHealth Environmental LLC, and a TIPS Advisory Council member.

Shari's journey in the world of environmental policy and law began with a deep-seated interest in environmental matters. Her desire to influence and effect change led her to study law, which subsequently led her to Capitol Hill, where she dedicated her time to shaping environmental policies. During this period, Shari's fascination with Indoor Air Quality took root, specifically focusing on infection risks posed by microorganisms in the air, such as mold.

Driven by the urge to have a more hands-on and direct impact on these crucial issues, Shari established CleanHealth Environmental nine years ago, and she hasn't looked back since.

Today, Shari brings her diverse perspectives to the forefront, assisting healthcare facilities in comprehending the complex web of laws, rules, and regulations that govern them. She constructs tailored programs and standard operating procedures to ensure effective, efficient, and consistent execution of these regulations.

Done right, or conversely, done wrong, these aspects have a significant influence on the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities. They play a pivotal role in ensuring patient safety, staff training and safety, and the ability to retain those staff. These aspects can also affect patient satisfaction scores, which, in turn, can impact revenue.

Navigating the intricacies of healthcare requires a nuanced approach, and Shari adeptly breaks down the complexities to show us that achieving excellence in all these areas is not only possible but necessary.

In this episode, we also delve into the updated ICRA 2.0, a Healthcare renovation and maintenance industry standard that helps us evaluate the risks involved in construction or renovation activities within active healthcare facilities. Shari provides insights into what ICRA 2.0 is, who should be concerned, what's new, and how to prepare for it.

Prepare for a comprehensive crash course on Infection Prevention and Industrial Hygiene, guided by someone who is truly making a difference.


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