Effective Infectious Disease Control in the United States
DKI Is Committed to Keeping You & Your Property Safe During COVID-19
DKI is committed to providing the highest level of professional restoration services. We lead the industry in education, technology, and innovation to continue to remain current in the latest trends. Impacts from a natural disaster can disrupt a building’s structure and spread harmful pathogens, dust, and debris, requiring an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA). As a result, we expanded our portfolio of services to include nationwide infectious disease control, so we can efficiently and adequately perform demolition, remediation, and renovation services without further healthcare issues.
DKI Healthcare Services was developed in 2017 to meet the needs of maintaining a safe environment and reducing the spread of airborne pathogens and enveloped viral threats, including COVID-19. We recognize the need for infectious disease control now more than ever before, and we have locations throughout the country – from Maine to Southern California and Florida to Oregon – to bring you peace of mind wherever your operation is located.
Fully Trained, Certified, and Equipped Member Companies
Through our partnerships with G2 Consultants, Gearhart & Associates, LLC, STARC Systems, and the DKI ProSupply Network, DKI member companies are trained, certified, and fully equipped with specialized tools, equipment and supplies to provide a comprehensive disinfection solution for your facility. Our certified members can show you their proof of specialized training completion and their related accreditations:
- Critical Environment Reconstruction Contractors (CERC)
- Certified Healthcare Technician
- Certified Healthcare Supervisor
- Certified Healthcare Trainer
Whenever needed, DKI can set up containment of an area to prevent the potential spread of infectious diseases. Temporary containment solutions from STARC Systems are renowned for their innovative design and superior durability, providing years of reuse in a variety of verticals, including healthcare facilities, office and retail spaces, airports, and more. This containment solution is easy to install for immediate service.
Why Is Infectious Disease Control Vital to Your Operation?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an infectious disease is one caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi that enter the human body and multiply, usually resulting in an infection. Depending on the type, infectious diseases may be spread from one person to another through close contact or through germs carried in the air we breathe or the water and foods we eat. Common examples of infectious diseases include COVID-19, influenza (flu), HIV/AIDS, E. coli, chickenpox, diphtheria, infectious mononucleosis, and the common cold. Infectious diseases can be found anywhere, but controlling an outbreak or harmful agents that can result in one helps eliminate human suffering and economic loss. Whether for an educational, business, sports, or medical facility, the need for infectious disease control is essential to keeping everyone healthy and safe and your property running as it should.
What Types of Properties Need Infectious Disease Control?
Facilities especially susceptible to exposure to harmful pathogens following a natural disaster or an enveloped viral threat, such as COVID-19, include:
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- Schools & Gymnasiums
- Commercial offices
- Sports arenas
- Emergency shelters
- Retail centers
- Multi-housing units
Since these types of properties, especially hospitals, generally hold large amounts of people, the risk for the spread of airborne pathogens and infectious diseases increases exponentially with the size of the property. Therefore, the requirement of construction compliance standards has become a growing concern in recent years. First responders must be prepared for such challenges and others.
How DKI Services Assists Hospitals & Construction Zones
When a natural disaster affects a hospital or medical facility, higher standards for property restoration apply. Since people in the community may turn to hospitals for medical assistance following a disaster, the hospital must remain operational to provide the care needed. Therefore, the restoration company called in to provide services must be properly trained, certified, and knowledgeable of infectious diseases, decontamination processes, and the required equipment, so that they can protect themselves, the staff, patients, and families who must remain within the facility.
Construction zones can further transmit dust and debris in the air, causing a health hazard for those around. Dust and spores in hospitals are a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and immunocompromised patients, such as those with cancer or severe burn injuries, can be especially vulnerable to these types of secondary infections, which could be fatal. DKI understands these concerns, which is why we apply our temporary containment and disinfection solution to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, along with the dust, debris, and other harmful materials from construction areas.
How Do Contractors Like DKI Help with Infectious Disease Control?
DKI contractors are certified with continuous training and have the knowledge and expertise to prevent and control infections within the environment. Through our partnerships with G2, Gearhart & Associates, LLC, STARC Systems, and others, this training includes:
- Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) responsibilities and implementation
- Trade-specific considerations and individual responsibilities
- Containment and barrier management and disinfection technologies
- Facility protocols
- Occupational health and safety awareness specific to the healthcare environment
- Quality air control
Learn More About Our Infectious Disease Control Process
By using state-out-the-art disinfectant equipment and installing STARC Systems, DKI can effectively provide essential restoration services while allowing you to continue your operation for your customers. This is especially helpful in medical centers to eliminate downtime for patient care but also serves well in other high-risk areas, such as schools, sports facilities, offices, and more. For more information on DKI’s infectious disease control services in all 50 states or our process and certifications, please contact us today.