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August 2023: Cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Among Patients in an Adult Intensive Care Unit —Idaho, 2021–2022. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 72(31); 844–846. Highlights the importance of designing and maintaining hospital patient sinks to minimize Pseudomonas infections in patients.

June 2023: “Water Management: Missed Opportunities to Promote Wellness, Save Energy and Protect Assets“. Buildings

June 2022: “How Changes in Water Management Programs Could Present New Opportunities for Water TreatersThe Analyst

March 2022: Variable Legionella Response to Building Occupancy Patterns and Precautionary Flushing. Microorganisms 10, 555

August 2021: Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa producing VIM carbapenemase in an intensive care unit and its termination by implementation of waterless patient care. Critical Care 25:301.

July 2017: “4 Ways to Cut Costs, Time and Risk in Water Management” McKnights Long-Term Care News (online)

January 2017: “6 Questions to Test Your Water Management PreparednessBuildings (online)

February 2016: “9 Ways to Avoid LegionellaBuildings (online)

June 2015: “Unprecedented Agreement About Legionella Prevention: What Safety Professionals Need to KnowThe Monitor (PDF)

June 2015: “What to know about ASHRAE 188PPM Engineer (online)

June 2015: “Legionella: Where the USA is AtPlumbing Connection, Australia (PDF)

May 2015: “Legionella, Your Customers, and ASHRAE 188PAir Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating News (online)

October 2014: “Hospital water and opportunities for infection prevention” Curr Infect Dis Rep (PDF)

October 2014: “A Look At ASHRAE’s Pending Legionella Standard 188PBuilding Operating Management (online)

October 2013: “The fine print: Legionella and water temperatures go hand-in-handPM Engineer (PDF)

October 2012: “Legionella: Don’t AssumeASHRAE Journal (PDF)

October 2012: “IH and Legionella: ASHRAE’s Pending Standard and Industrial Hygienists’ Potential RoleThe Synergist (American Industrial Hygiene Association, PDF)

October 2012: “Tipping the Legionella ScalesPM Engineer (PDF)

August 2012: “How to Protect Against LegionellaBuildings (online)

July 2012: “Legionella, HACCP, and ASHRAE’s Pending Standard 188” Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration News (online)

May 2012: “What’s Proposed in the Legionella StandardASHRAE Journal (PDF)

March 2010: “The Latest on LegionellaPM Engineer (online)

Sept. 2009: “Some Waterborne Bacteria are ToughWater Technology (online, page 26-27)

March 2009: “10 Ways Plumbing Engineers Can Prevent Legionnaires’ DiseasePM Engineer (online)

Aug. 2004: “A Management Plan for Legionella and Other Waterborne PathogensOccupational Hazards (online)

Jan. 2002: “Preventing Legionella in Home Plumbing SystemsPlumbing & Mechanical (online)

Jan. 2000: “Legionnaires’ disease: It has not gone awayAir Conditioning, Heating & Refrigerating News (online)