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Health-Care Design for All

Course Description

Healthcare facilities have special considerations when it comes to the health, safety, and welfare of occupants. Sanitation and cleanliness are of upmost importance. Residents and patients may be older or immune-compromised; in addition, they may have special needs when it comes to mobility and access. Healthcare facilities must be designed so that care providers can effectively perform their work. The building design should promote healing through design choices that create a warm and comforting aesthetic. Finally, the building should be safe, secure, and easy to navigate. These concerns drive nearly every design choice, from floorplan design and layout to lighting design and the selection of surfaces, finishes, and fixtures. This course will introduce the reader to design choices that enhance accessibility, safety, and health specifically in healthcare facilities. Special attention will be paid to materials and products that help reduce the spread of organisms which cause infectious diseases in humans.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how coiled metal wire panels can be used to divide interior spaces while maintaining good airflow.
  • Identify the features of accessible restrooms that facilitate good hygiene and access to medications.
  • Explain how antimicrobial products and materials can reduce the spread of health-care-associated infections (HAIs).  List products and materials that can hold up to rigorous cleaning regimens in health-care environments.
  • Discuss how lighting can impact the safety, health, and well-being of patients and residents in health-care settings.

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EDAC Course ID:
October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2023
Class Frequency: