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
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new 1,400-square-foot clinic will include six new infusion bays
Regularly listening to employee feedback can help employers retain staff
Telemedicine and supply chain challenges will continue to affect planning, design, and construction
In response to the omicron variant, healthcare facilities adjust mask requirements