Best Practices in Healthcare Construction

Training Other Professionals

Reaching Across the Trades

Our goal is to not only train carpenters, but also educate the crews of every skilled trade (even facility personnel) why ICRA must be followed before stepping onto the job site. This 8-hour ICRA Awareness Course focuses on proper procedures and communications necessary when working in an occupied healthcare facility.


The key is to have them understand why ICRA should be followed and how they fit into the total ICRA construction picture.

  • Anteroom construction
  • Containing the work area
  • Erecting and sealing a soft-wall
  • Hazardous materials awareness
  • How secondary infections are acquired
  • How to deal with hospital personnel
  • How to establish a negative pressure environment
  • Individual responsibilities to patients
  • Lead, asbestos, silica, and mold
  • Personal protective equipment familiarization
  • Regulatory agencies and organizations
  • The structure of the ICRA form
  • Work area classifications
  • Working within a portable isolation cube

Awareness Workshop Objectives

Upon successful completion of this workshop, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe why healthcare facilities are unique work environments and why extra precautions must be taken while working in them.
  2. Explain the functions and responsibilities of the ICRA team and how the ICRA form is used to determine a work area classification.
  3. Explain the differences between positive, equal, and negative air pressure and how air pressure affects contaminants.
  4. Recognize how airborne contaminants are isolated and controlled.
  5. Describe the work practice procedures used in a healthcare facility.
  6. Identify the agencies and organizations that oversee healthcare facilities.
  7. Identify the different types of barriers and the purpose of each.
  8. Describe the four methods used for mold remediation and a list of PPE and work practices needed for mold remediation in a healthcare facility.