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September 2018 Webinar
This webinar explores the outcomes from a built prototype inpatient room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, designed expressly for infection prevention. Review which strategies, materials, and technologies were deployed and learn the process for their selection, including the input from infection prevention officers. Attendees will view data on how the room, constructed and tested in the spring of 2017, is performing in terms of microbe suppression and ease of cleanability. 
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September 2018 Webinar
In this webinar explore how a systems perspective on patient handling as it relates to patient and staff safety, including organizational strategy, policies/procedures, models of care, staff “behavior”/buy-in, and the design of the environment. A successful safe patient handling and mobility program requires buy-in, an effective materials and equipment system, and guidance on the appropriate equipment solutions to enhance patient mobility.  
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September 2018 Webinar
This 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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September 2018 Webinar
This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions. 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.     
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August 2018 Webinar
​ 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. 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.
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.
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July 2018 Webinar
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. 
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July 2018 Webinar
This webinar will trace the history of universal design, from its beginnings as a utopian concept in the world of physical objects and spaces, to the struggle for attainment through the often times contradictory Principles, to a practical reconceptualization in the world of emerging and evolving digital technologies. 
Executive Summary
July 2018 Executive Summary
This summary compiles the executive summaries of six Safety Risk Assessment Issue Briefs to provide a high-level overview of the latent conditions of the built environment and their related design categories found in the CHD SRA toolkit.