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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
March 2019 Webinar

This webinar will focus on a case study on the efficient design of one of the largest treatment centers for infectious diseases in the U.S. The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston’s new six-bed bio-containment critical care unit will serve as a multifunctional patient care space that is equipped to treat patients with the most highly contagious diseases. 

Webinar
January 2018 Webinar

This webinar introduces the new, easier to use, online interface for The Center’s Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit, a proactive and systematic approach to designing and renovating healthcare facilities for safety. Originally developed through research and consensus to support the requirements of the FGI Guidelines, The Center's research team will walk you through the why, what, and how of each part of the online SRA toolkit illustrating features with vignettes gathered from the testing process.  

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EBD Journal Club
December 2013 EBD Journal Club

Lorenz, S. G. & Dreher, H. M. (2011). Hospital room design and health outcomes of the aging adult. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 4(2), 23-35.

EBD Journal Club
April 2014 EBD Journal Club

Zimring, C., Denham, M. E., Jacob, J. T., Kamerow, D.B., Lenfesty, N., Hall, K. K., Steinberg, J. P. (2013). The role of facility design in preventing healthcare-associated infection: Interventions, conclusion, and research needs. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7(Suppl), pp. 127-139.

Tool
August 2015 Tool

This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to address the issue of hand hygiene and infection control in facility design.

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Executive Summary
April 2015 Executive Summary

Learn about: the importance of hand hygiene in improving safety, quality, and economic impact, a systems approach to hand hygiene that integrates environmental, operational, and personal factors for infection prevention, and new, effective, and easy-to-implement hand hygiene measures.

Issue Brief
April 2015 Issue Brief

As part of the infection prevention toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the importance of hand hygiene in improving safety, quality, and economic impact, a systems approach to hand hygiene that integrates environmental, operational, and personal factors for infection prevention, and new, effective, and easy-to-implement hand hygiene measures.

October 2015 Related Resource

This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to infection control.  Use this list to learn more about this topic.

Interview
August 2015 Interview

Learn about:

the three main ways pathogens are spread in a healthcare facility, why infection control specialists and designers need to work as a team for best results and ​why more research is needed to determine the impact of specific design features on infection control.