The Medical Air Paradox
Paul Edwards, Vice President, Medical Gas, Air Liquide Healthcare

Through Air Liquide's aerALin quality control service we have access to "big data" measured at multiple healthcare facilities across the country. While analyzing this data we discovered the most common quality breach comes from the medical air plants themselves, and not outdoor air pollution. This presentation demonstrates how an evidence based approach can lead to improvements in healthcare delivery. In other words, we can only manage what we measure.

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CSAlogoThe Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) is pleased to announce that the draft standard CSA Z7396.1-17, Medical gas pipeline systems — Part 1: Pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging systems is now at the Public Review stage. This new edition standard was created in response to requests from medical gas systems stakeholders. For anyone involved in this subject area , this is a great opportunity to take part in the development of a new edition of this important standard (current edition is 2012).

To review the draft and post comments, please visit CSA Group Public Review site, for CSA Z7396.1-17 (New Edition) Medical gas pipeline systems — Part 1: Pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging systems at this link: http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2393
This Standard specifies safety requirements for pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging systems in health care facilities, both public and private. It applies to all facilities providing health care services, regardless of type, size, location, or range of services.
Public Review comments will be accepted until end of day Feb. 7, 2017. We look forward to your input!

The 2017 schedule for the Canadian Healthcare Construction Course has now been posted.

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 May 30 - June 1, 2017 Penticton BC 
 September 21 - 22, 2017 Niagara Falls ON 
 October tbd tbd Alberta

Save the dates!

 Event Date  Location 
Alberta Chapter Clarence White Education Day April 10-11, 2017 Red Deer AB
Manitoba Chapter Education Day April 27, 2017 Winnipeg MB
Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter PD Day May 7-8, 2017 St. John's NL
Maritime Chapter Spring Conference & Trade Show May 14-16, 2017 Halifax NS
BC Chapter Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show May 28-30, 2017 Penticton BC
CHES National Conference & Trade Show hosted by the Ontario Chapter September 17-19, 2017 Niagara Falls, ON
Saskatchewan Chapter Annual General Meeting, Conference & Trade Show October 1-3, 2017 Regina SK

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