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EBD Journal Club
September 2018 EBD Journal Club
Bayramzadeh, S., Joseph, A., San, D., Khoshkenar, A., Jafarifiroozabadi, R., Neyens, D. M. (2018). Health Environments Research & Design Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1937586717751124.
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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
We all know that the family unit paradigm has changed and healthcare delivery services have changed. People are living longer while experiencing wide ranges of health issues. Caring for aging parents or family members with degenerative diseases is commonplace. The demands placed on the home to provide a safe haven that promotes wellness and independence is a growing and very under-answered need. Home healthcare is one of the rapidly growing industries helping with daily living, but within the design community, there remains a gap.
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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
Describe the current threat of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the challenges they pose to patient health. Explore technologies, materials, and planning strategies for reducing occurrences of HAIs through design. Identify material choices that perform best for cleanability, as tested within a prototype room. Learn how infection prevention professionals analyze and substantiate the effectiveness of design interventions to improve infection prevention.
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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
View patient handling from a systems perspective with a focus on patient and staff safety. Learn about Successful safe patient handling/mobility programs and the design that supports those programs Understand the materials and equipment systems needed to support the design Obtain best practices and key success factors through case studies
Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
Join us to hear of a systems approach to enhance medication safety using Human Factors strategies. Specifically, the webinar will highlight various considerations, evaluation strategies, and previously completed projects, which aim to optimize tasks being performed, information and equipment used, and the design of environments for individuals involved in the medication use process.
Blog
September 2018 Blog
Behavioral Health-Strategic Facility Design Innovations that Improve Treatment Outcomes, Safety and the Bottom Line

 

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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
Understanding regulatory codes is essential for the proper design of any health care facility and recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that offer additional design options. This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions.    
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Webinar
August 2018 Webinar
​Patient-level medical records data has been a largely untapped resource in healthcare design research, despite its potential to help our field generate stronger evidence of the impact of design on patient outcomes. This webinar will highlight how patient data can be used in research, discuss the process of requesting and acquiring patient data, and explain how to conduct analyses to test design hypotheses.
EBD Journal Club
August 2018 EBD Journal Club
DuBose, J., MacAllister, L., Hadi, K. (2016). Exploring the Concept of Healing Spaces. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, DOI: 10.1177/1937586716680567.
Webinar
July 2018 Webinar
Art and photography can contribute to a positive, engaging experience for residents and their families.  This webinar will amply the importance of local, meaningful and indigenous artwork that contributes to the quality of life for residents and their care-giving staff.  Using a case study from rural Nebraska, this dialogue will capture the perspectives of the photographer, the architect and the provider as they share the impact that local art is having on residents and their engagement. Learn how this approach can translate to meaningful art programs for other unique populations and communities. Finally learn the importance of art and photography as part of the design process.