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Certified Healthcare Worker (CCHW)

This 4-hour program is intended to train the boots on the ground - where the real risks can be effectively managed or completely ignored. A given project may be managed by the best General Contractor with the most qualified subcontractors; but, it only takes one person to drop the ball and place the entire project's success in jeopardy. The CCHW course proceeds through the core concepts of infection control and demonstrates the use of ICRA tools and equipment via hands-on exercises. It concludes with proficiency testing to provide assurances that the attendees can demonstrate a benchmark level of ICRA knowledge.

This intensive awareness™ course targets individuals not directly responsible for ICRA implementation. This program was created with the subcontractor in mind. Correspondingly, the course highlights trade-specific concerns and discusses individual responsibilities under the umbrella of infection control strategies. The CCHW designation is valid for two years. A new Certification will be issued every two years, provided the CICTI Certified Healthcare Worker demonstrates continued proficiency (test) and mastery of the advances in Infection Control for Healthcare Construction.


Course Time: 4 Hours
Cost Per Person: $200

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Infection Control Rationale
  • Course Objectives
  • High Level Course Outline

Section 1: Healthcare and Infectious Agents

  • Healthcare Today, Background Parameters
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Microbial Modes of Transmission
  • Infection Agents
    • Molds
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses

Section 2: Risks During Construction

  • Documented Cases of Construction Related Infections
  • Exercise 1 - Dust Generation With No Controls, Evaluation
  • Risks Through the Chronology of Healthcare Projects
    • Existing Conditions
    • Preparations and Access
    • Execution of Work
    • Inspections and Occupancy
  • Exercise 2 - Sample Scopes of Work and Risk Identification

Break

Section 3: ICRA Tools

  • Systems of Control
  • Temporary Barriers
  • Exercise 3 - Establish Barriers, Dust Generation with Partial Control, Evaluation
  • Understanding Pressure Differentials
  • Anterooms
  • HEPA Filtered Air Scrubbers
  • Mobile Containment Units

Section 4: Install, Manage, Maintain

  • Assessing Requisite Measures - The ICRA
  • Exercise 4 - ICRA, Assessment for Sample Scopes of Work
  • Installing Infection Control Measures
  • Cleaning Procedures
  • Testing and Monitoring
  • Exercise 5 - Dust Generation, With Full Controls, Evaluation
  • Post Construction and ICRA Demobilization

Examination

  • Test Prep
  • Test - 30 Questions, Multiple Choice, 70% Passing Score

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    Certification Maintenance

    CICTI does not require annual maintenance fees or membership. While we encourage attendance of refresher training, CICTI does not require CCHT’s, CCHM’s, CCHW’s or CCFT’s to re-attend the course in which they were originally Certified. CICTI Programs are ‘focused’ on “Vision Enhancement.” Our aim is to forever change the way Contractors and Owners view the planning and execution of high risk scopes within functional Healthcare Facilities.

    CICTI Certifications are valid from the date of issue through the following time frames:
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Trainer – CCHT: 3 Years
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Manager – CCHM: 3 Years
    CICTI Certified Healthcare Worker – CCHW: 2 Years
    CICTI Certified Facilities Trainer – CCFT: 2 Years

    CICTI provides ongoing education through its web-based resource library and through email-based bulletins. All CICTI Certified Individuals have secure access to these resources and can maintain their Certifications online.

    Recertification is attained via webinar, consisting of fee payment, online video, and concluding with a short quiz to ensure knowledge retention.


    Recertifications

    Renewing your CICTI Certification is easy. Login to the Members area, click “Renew” under your listed Certification(s) and follow the on-screen prompts.


    What Our Students are Saying

    • A Must For Hospitals Facilities Management

      Outstanding program. JJ is very knowledgeable and answered many questions I had. Much better than googling web sites! Thanks.A must for hospital facilities management.

      S. Chung
    • Easy To Stay Engaged

      Enjoyed it. Very useful to people who are new to healthcare construction. Keep up the good work! You are very knowledgeable and passionate about subject and that makes it easier for class to stay engaged.

      anonymous
    • Beneficial To Contractors

      Love the program! Think this is very beneficial to contractors who will be working in a healthcare environment. Proven methods to keep the environment safe.

      anonymous
    • Emphasis on Practical Means

      Well taught with high emphasis on practical means and methods and the rationale behind them.

      anonymous
    • A Saturday Well Spent

      I was not that thrilled about the course as I did not know how it could apply to me. A Saturday well spent! This course not only applies to Healthcare Facilities but any job we may do. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and information! I am honored to have been a part of the class.

      C. Furar
    • Well Versed

      JJ is very well versed and knowledgeable in a multitude of real life experiences. Would recommend this class to new and experienced healthcare constructors.

      anonymous
    • Wealth of Knowledge

      JJ presents a wealth of knowledge that pertains to infection control and keeps the class actively engaged with classroom demonstrations and exercises.

      anonymous
    • Enlightening

      The CCHM class was very good and enlightened me to many new areas of knowledge. I look forward to watching CICTI grow and maintaining my certification.

      anonymous
    • Multiple Ideas and Suggestions

      Very good, informational session. The training provided multiple ideas and suggestions to take back to my current jobsite. (Even though I have been doing this awhile!)

      R. Ward
    • Gave Me New Ideas

      Many topics discussed today are applicable to the current hospital addition/renovation project that I am on. Definitely gave me some new ideas; things to consider to improve the process.

      anonymous

    Request this Course

    Scheduled upon demand - Onsite training

    Interested in becoming a Certified Healthcare Worker (CCHW) or having your employees certified? To request CCHW training please please fill out this request course form.