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Health Care: Better Designs for Better Care

Course Description

Room acoustics, privacy, and patient safety are vital to ensuring that patients are able to get the rest they need to heal. Noise-reduction and safety-protection products can improve the health, safety, and welfare of patients as well as hospital staff. They also provide patients with the comfort needed to rest and heal.
Walls, doors, and ceilings are part of every hospital. By selecting superior products, each of these building components has the potential to improve the patient experience and also provide a better working environment for the hospital staff. Inside the building, other products  can be added to walls, doors, ceilings, floors, and spaces throughout the hospital to improve patient comfort and safety. These products include cubicle curtains and tracks, both of which provide safety and comfort for occupants, as well as ligature-resistant and bariatric handrails that offer safety to specific groups of patients.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify how noise-reduction and safetyprotection products can provide patients with quieter and more comfortable spaces to heal and health-care professionals with better work environments.
  2. Describe how design elements and products can absorb noise in health-care facilities, thus optimizing acoustics in health-care environments.
  3. Explain how materials and products provide health, safety, and welfare for patients and occupants by limiting debris from damaged walls and the transmission of germs, thus reducing the number of health-careassociated infections (HAIs).
  4. Discuss how specialty products enhance safety for specific populations or populations with specific needs.
  5. Understand how materials and products are specified for germ reduction, noise reduction, and wall and door protection while also providing environmental solutions.

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Webinar/Online Learning
December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
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