Focus: Facility Design

Healthcare facility design can impact infection control

July 13, 2017

The way a healthcare facility is designed and the materials and furniture chosen can impact infection control efforts, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

Surface selection in healthcare facilities is a foundational issue, according to Linda Lybert, president of Healthcare Surface Consulting LLC and co-founder of the Healthcare Surfaces Summit.

“Most people think of surfaces as part of the design and construction process rather than part of an infection prevention and control program,” she said. 

“When selecting materials, a lot of focus tends to be given to colors and textures. Although these aspects of a surface material are certainly important, there are many other surface properties that are critically important, yet are not thought about or given proper evaluation. After all, the most soothing color and texture is of little value to a surface that cannot be cleaned or disinfected properly.”

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