Part 1: Infection control by design
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Infection control by design
Material choices can have significant effect on the safety of healthcare facilities
March 27, 2014
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
Managers are creating environments that support patient healing and ease the workload and physical strain on clinicians.
At a surgery center in Florida, building information modeling technology drives collaboration and efficiency.
American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers name incoming door trends that meet the needs of healthcare facilities.
Studies show that being close to nature improves the healing process and increases job satisfaction.
The construction is expected to be completed in 2023.