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Insights & Solutions

    Product / Project Innovation Highlights
    June 2021 Product / Project Innovation Highlights

    The BestCare® Dignity Suite is a curated collection of ligature-resistant bathroom fixtures and accessories. Designed to create a peaceful and well-balanced environment, the Dignity Suite is stylish and sleek while simultaneously protecting patients’ safety.

    Product / Project Innovation Highlights
    September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights

    A unique solution that retrofits existing panic device trim to create a ligature resistant door opening. Ideal for adapting original panic device components with non-compliant trim, the LR-EX Series upgrades panic device openings to meet safety standards without affecting the rating of existing trim.

    Product / Project Innovation Highlights
    September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights

    Prodigy™ is designed and engineered to overcome the daunting challenge of creating a humanized environment without sacrificing safety, security and long-term performance.

    Webinar
    April 2020 Webinar

    This webinar will share the results of this unique research project, tell their stories and first hand perspectives, and uncover what is working and what is not in various care environments. Through this alternative vision, attendees will benefit from these researchers’ findings and insights as they consider the design of environments for this significant group of elders. 

    Webinar
    September 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will share how The Polyclinic, in the Northgate area of Seattle, consolidated four clinics, increased their market share of services, and better served their patients in a larger, expandable, multi-specialty and primary care facility “all under one roof”.  

    Webinar
    July 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will discuss some of the common challenges witnessed and used to develop the testing methods – with a focus on ligature performance and robustness.  Hear about their learnings about doors and windows which feature so highly with sentinel events that they needed their own category of testing.   Review key areas of risk within mental health environments and lessons learned about managing risk in reality.    

    Webinar
    June 2019 Webinar

    This webinar explores the strategies and cost implications of a human-centered approach to design that leverages tangible and intangible elements to strengthen staff-patient connections, facilitate innovations, and create a safer place for behavioral health care.

    Webinar
    June 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will explore the top five factors identified in an experimental study, funded over two phases by the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

    Design Strategies
    June 2019 Design Strategies

    Evidence based on primary research and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), and The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), among others, can help guide critical infection prevention decisions in a range of healthcare settings. The following strategies, gathered through a review of the literature, should be considered throughout the material selection and specification stages.

    Issue Brief
    June 2019 Issue Brief

    As part of the infection control toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about, high-touch and soft surfaces and their effect on antimicrobial behavior, different cleaning mechanisms and their impact on surfaces, and an approach for structuring infection prevention teams during the design process.