Part 1: Infection control by design
Lessons from the Ebola crisis
Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases.
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Infection control by design
March 27, 2014 Follow @HFToday
About five percent of all hospital patients contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates. Estimates of the direct financial costs to hospitals go as high as $45 billion annually, according to a 2009 report by the CDC.
Along with other steps, including thorough hand-washing by medical professionals, that can reduce the risk of HAIs, the design of the healthcare environment has a role to play...
Topic Area: Environmental Services
West Australian minister demands business case for the viability and sustainability of the project
John Radcliffe hospital is the first to have to transfer patients to other buildings after Grenfell Tower fire
Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column
Brad Keyes discusses un-sprinklered high-rise hospitals
Blog / Focus: Security
Each layer – from the property perimeter to the innermost highly-sensitive areas – presents its own set of challenges that need to be addressed
Focus: Energy Efficiency
Modeling systems can help facilities reach optimal efficiency