LEGIONELLA PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities and Institutions

Strict guidelines, including ASHRAE Standard 188 (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) and VHA Directive 1061 have established minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. HydroCorp can help you meet them. Our detailed water system survey, drawings and program development services are the foundation for a water management plan, that will help identify and mitigate legionella and other threats to hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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Tailored Services for Large and Small Facilities

HydroCorp has engineered a systematized legionella prevention and control protocol that can be customized for any facility of any size. These services include: 

Legionella: What, Where, and How

What is legionella, where does it develop, and how does it impact health?

Legionella (Legionella pneumophila) is a bacterial pathogen that, in humans, causes a rare and severe form of pneumonia. The bacteria typically enter the lungs via aerosolized water.

In man made environments, the pathogen can multiply in water sources susceptible to stagnation and contamination, such as cooling towers, evaporative coolers, humidifiers, whirlpool spas, decorative fountains, water heating systems, showers, ice machines, and misting systems.

The bacteria attack the immune response system by infecting white blood cells, destroying them, and multiplying. There is no preventive vaccine; treatment is via antibiotics. Hospital acquired legionella pneumonia has a fatality rate of 28% and can rise as high as 50% if treatment is delayed by misdiagnosis.

Legionella can develop in a range of industrial environments:

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