Exterminating the Bed Bug Threat: Detecting and Treating Bed Bugs in Healthcare Facilities

recording Exterminating the Bed Bug Threat: Detecting and Treating Bed Bugs in Healthcare Facilities

You Will Learn:

  • Challenges and approaches to dealing with the problem in health care settings
  • Monitoring processes that assist with early detection
  • Preventative measures that reduce the likelihood of a bed bug infestation
  • Latest detection and control methods for bed bug infestations
  • Cleaning practices that prevent cross-contamination
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Bed bugs are spreading rapidly in the U.S., and those itchy little critters are no longer just a residential issue.

In fact, the blood suckers are plaguing a growing number of healthcare facilities. Just how bad is the bed bug issue in healthcare?

  • Nearly 60 percent of pest control professionals have found bedbugs in nursing homes in the past year, up from 46 percent in 2013.
  • Thirty-six percent of exterminators reported seeing them in hospitals, up from 33 percent.
  • Infestations in doctors' offices rose from 26 percent to 33 percent in the past two years.

And no area is off-limits to bed bugs. Infestations can occur in patient rooms, waiting areas, staff areas, doctors’ and nurses’ lounges, booths in hospital cafeterias, and in the cubicles for secretarial and support staff.

Does your facility have a bedbug policy in place? Can your staff identify warning signs of bed bugs? Could bed bugs raise your patients’ exposure to MRSA and increase your risk of readmissions, potentially decreasing your funding from the Affordable Care Act?

Learning Objectives

This informative webinar explores methods used to identify, prevent, and control bed bugs in healthcare facilities. In just 75-minutes, you will learn what makes bed bug detection, prevention, and mitigation unique, and proactive techniques to tame these night-eating insects, including:

  • Challenges and approaches to dealing with the problem in health care settings
  • The biology and behaviors of bed bugs
  • Key factors that contribute to the growing problem of bed bugs
  • Monitoring processes that assist with early detection
  • Preventative measures that reduce the likelihood of a bed bug infestation
  • Risk associated with a bed bug infestation in healthcare settings
  • Latest detection and control methods for bed bug infestations
  • Cleaning practices that prevent cross-contamination
  • Nonchemical remediation methods
  • Strategies for staff education and outreach

Product ID: 5857

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Faculty

Dion Lerman
Dion Lerman
ACE, HHS, Environmental Health Programs Specialist, Pennsylvania

Dion Lerman is the Environmental Health Programs Specialist for the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program in Philadelphia. Since 2007, he has conducted outreach and education projects on improving pest management, and health and safety, community-wide.

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