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EBD Journal Club
July 2020 EBD Journal Club
Wagner, J.A., Greeley, D.G., Gormley, T.C. (2019). Health Environments Research & Design Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1937586719854218
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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”.  
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.
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.
Project Brief
March 2017 Project Brief
Learn about: how innovative design can be achieved at the same or similar cost, how design can result in a well-regarded community landmark, and how community-based care improves patient use and compliance with regimens.
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Tool
January 2016 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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Design Strategies
January 2016 Design Strategies
A clean healthcare environment helps improve an organization’s infection prevention efforts, patient satisfaction, and bottom-line.  The built environment design constitutes a key component of a systems approach to keeping the healthcare environment clean.
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Tool
August 2015 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to improve nurse-patient communication through facility design.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to reduce noise and distractions in the patient care environment in the design of a new adult cardiac ICU. 
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Design Strategies
May 2014 Design Strategies
Overview

HCAHPS scores related to noise in the hospital environment are typically among the lowest. Acoustic intervention packages implemented by healthcare organizations are often a combination of built environment and operational measures.