The M3 System Explained
An opening conference is held to discuss your problems and issues. The nature of the problem is discussed and a survey is handed out to management to acquire information on problems. Attendees should include management, infection control and personnel from maintenance and engineering. During this step of the process a walk around of the facility is conducted where notes and photographs for reference are collected. A list of documents required for “Step 2” of the program is discussed.
Based on the information gathered during the opening conference and a review of the survey forms a comprehensive protocol for the identification and quantification of pathogenic bioaerosols is formulated and presented to management.
Implementation of the M3 protocol is initiated. Samples are sent to be analyzed and quantified by a Certified Microbiological Laboratory as needed. Any chemical testing is conducted as per OSHA protocols and results are analyzed and quantified by a certified laboratory. Results are documented and a new, comprehensive protocol for reduction and control of infection rates is constructed for implementation by the facility.
Follow up random sampling and testing is conducted on a six month basis to monitor results and to re-examine the facility for physical changes such as additional construction, changes in use, etc.