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Eight Fundamental Performance Characteristics of Health-Care Flooring

Course Description


Health-care clients demand a lot from the floor. They need a supportive space that works to improve operations, efficiencies, health, safety, and wellness. That means specifying sustainable flooring that eases maintenance, improves indoor air quality, enhances safety, reduces ambient noise, and provides underfoot comfort. This course illustrates the key attributes to consider when specifying flooring for space specific needs in acute-care inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute care or medical-based senior-care facilities.


Learning objectives:

  1. Explain how flooring can help mitigate slips, trips, and falls and have an actionable impact to lessen patient and staff injuries associatedwith falls.
  2. Discuss how flooring can reduce ambient noise levels and reduce staff fatigue in the healing environment.
  3. Describe how flooring choices can reduce surface contamination and potential risk of health-care-associated infections (HAIs) as well as improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
  4. Identify how health-care flooring can improve patient and family satisfaction as well as represent the best return on investment (ROI).

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EDAC Course ID:
March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2027
Class Frequency: