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Keep your facility out of the headlines of Legionella news

2018-11-05T09:55:21+00:00

If you've been asking yourself, why choose a copper silver ionization system... Historically, chlorine is often used as the default solution to eradicate Legionella bacteria, but facilities across the nation are realizing that their chlorine systems don't quite cut it. Residents and families are expressing concerns about the water safety at Orlando retirement community Westminster Towers, which tested positive for Legionella and reported a case of Legionnaires’ disease even after being flushed with chlorine in July. The water at the retirement community was reported as testing positive for Legionella even one month after the chlorine treatment. As a healthcare facility [...]

Keep your facility out of the headlines of Legionella news2018-11-05T09:55:21+00:00

What Does CMS Testing Protocol Mean and How Do I Comply?

2018-05-15T15:03:29+00:00

The CMS memo requires testing protocols for waterborne pathogens – but what does this mean? Protocol alone does not equal protection - you need to test your water, establish control measures and apply corrective actions Water testing protocol is a procedure outlining water testing requirements designed to help you understand when and where to conduct water testing as well as to answer specific water quality questions when needed.  Having a protocol in place without water testing may not protect your facility from risk of waterborne pathogens, including Legionella. A proper water testing protocol will enable you to take proactive measures [...]

What Does CMS Testing Protocol Mean and How Do I Comply?2018-05-15T15:03:29+00:00

Practical Takeaways: CMS Mandate to Reduce Legionella

2018-05-15T15:06:54+00:00

New regulations from the federal government are reinforcing the need for healthcare facilities to take proactive steps to prevent outbreaks of deadly Legionnaires’ disease and other infections resulting from pathogens in their water systems. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new requirements that any Medicare-certified facility – amounting to almost all of the nation’s hospitals and long-term care facilities – must have a water management plan in place that includes water testing and control measures. What is the CMS Memo?  A directive issued requiring facilities to minimize the spread of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens (e.g., Pseudomonas, [...]

Practical Takeaways: CMS Mandate to Reduce Legionella2018-05-15T15:06:54+00:00

Educating Healthcare Leaders Of New York On Legionella Prevention

2018-05-15T15:09:14+00:00

On July 19th, 2017, LiquiTech COO Tory Schira and his team met with New York healthcare leaders to educate them on how water quality impacts healthcare operations strategies and how waterborne pathogens can adversely affect health care facilities and patients. Schira also discussed what organizations can do to mitigate the risks of waterborne pathogens in order to protect their bottom-line profits. Water safety management plans now mandatory This discussion comes on the heels of new requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established on June 2, 2017. CMS mandates that almost all of the nation’s hospitals and [...]

Educating Healthcare Leaders Of New York On Legionella Prevention2018-05-15T15:09:14+00:00

CDC Town Hall on Legionnaires’

2018-07-10T08:54:57+00:00

LiquiTech’s copper silver ionization maintaining zero Legionella test results for over 16 years… protecting cancer facility and their critical patients since 2000.  Contact us today on how we can help your facility achieve the same results and minimize the risk of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. LiquiTech endorses CDC town hall on Legionnaires’ disease With Legionnaire’s disease on the rise in hospitals and healthcare facilities, the need for routine testing and preventive treatment has become clear, CDC event shows The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held its first-ever Vital Signs Town Hall webinar on Legionnaires’ disease on [...]

CDC Town Hall on Legionnaires’2018-07-10T08:54:57+00:00