Gausman & Moore has been an active member of the Arrowhead Chapter of the Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) http://www.mhcea.org/ for 16 years. MHCEA is a Region 6 Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). The membership includes hospital and nursing home facility managers and affiliate members. Continuing education is the primary focus of the organization. State Fire Marshalls and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regulators are regular presenters at Spring and Fall Conferences.
On May 5 the MHCEA Spring Education Seminar was held at the Grand Casino Hinckley Convention Center. Presenters included Bob Dehler from MDH, Jeremy Brown from ICRA, and Tom Lindhoff from the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
Bob Dehler spoke about adoption of the new Code by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Jeremy Brown from Duluth spoke about Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Training. This is an initiative by the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters to establish best practices in healthcare construction when working in occupied facilities to control the spread of contamination. The carpenters are the first workers on the construction site and they set up the barriers and the filtration equipment. They train workers in identifying and controlling contaminants, mold, and protocols for worker and patient safety. Healthcare facilities, architects, and engineers can request in-house training which NCSRCC provides free of charge.