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Insights & Solutions

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. 
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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.
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Tool
June 2019 Tool
This tool provides an overview of cleaning mechanisms (i.e., processes and/or technologies) and material characteristics, which in turn may influence materials selection and specification.
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Tool
June 2019 Tool
This tool details each stakeholder’s role and responsibilities. Use this tool as a guide when building your own infection prevention team to ensure a common understanding of each team member’s contributions.
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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. 
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Issue Brief
June 2019 Issue Brief
As part of the infection control toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about, the role of surfaces in the chain of transmission and the epidemiology of infections, environmental conditions that affect the growth and transmission of pathogens, and cleaning and disinfecting strategies.
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Webinar
June 2019 Webinar
This webinar offers recent evidence-based strategies that if followed, can contribute to reduced healthcare-associated infections, better HCAHPS scores & longer lifecycle performance.  
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Webinar
May 2019 Webinar
In this webinar explore: when the new Women’s Clinic at Grady Hospital opened its doors in late 2017, more than a renovation was unveiled. A complete transformation of operations and processes influenced planning of the 28-exam room clinic, designed to improve the patient experience and provider efficiency. 
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Webinar
May 2019 Webinar
Explore insights gained from a multiyear research effort by Gensler to identify and quantify the factors of design that impact the human experience, as well as other industry sources. This webinar digs deeper to explore a trend discussed at these two speakers' standing-room only session at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference 2018.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
May 2019 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
The ligature-resistant shower drain cover is designed to help lower the risks of suicide, self-harm, and the concealing of contraband, while the flush-mounted design provides a sleek, contemporary look.