Healthy Health Care

Creating healthy hospitals and elder care facilities

Training presentation for health care facility staff

Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) began collaborating in 2006 on a pilot project to convert seven health care facilities to integrated pest management (IPM). During this time, many of the health care facilities have come to utilize the staff of Beyond Pesticides and MPN as partners or advisors in formulating their approaches to pest management. We conduct facility walk-throughs and issue reports, which serve as a tool for us to both point out management issues that lead to insect and rodent problems, but more broadly educate facility staff on changing the communication and education mechanisms in the facility to ensure a prevention-oriented approach to pest management. We have developed an this training presentation for health care facility staff.