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How Hospitals Can Prepare for Future of Higher Acuity Care

America’s hospitals are managing care for increasingly sick patients—and not just because of rising cases of COVID-19.

Since outpatient services began moving out of downtown hospital towers decades ago and into medical office buildings, standalone surgery centers and even strip malls, hospitals have been tasked with Read More …

Daylighting Materials + ‘New Norm’ for Healthcare Infection Control

Proper daylighting is a fundamental component in all great buildings. It offers a window to the exterior, increases occupant productivity and, if done properly, reduces building energy and operational costs. Studies have shown that healthcare occupancies benefit from great daylighting through decreased lengths of Read More …

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline

ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems. Read More …

Infection Control Strategies in Today’s Climate + Beyond

Improving hospital planning, design for better infection control

Hospitals should be a safe haven for those who are sick, but the truth is they are often hotspots for highly transmissible infectious diseases, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, norovirus, Clostridium difficile, tuberculosis and, most recently, COVID-19. The following takes a look at how project teams can improve Read More …

Henderson Engineers Shares Guidance for Negative Isolation Rooms, Responding to COVID-19

As a society, we are all watching the coronavirus updates, intently looking for information. We have seen information provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and the American Society for Health Care Engineering. As designers in the healthcare setting, we are constantly reminded Read More …

ASHRAE Offers Course on Role of HVAC Systems on Infection Control

ASHRAE will offer a course on the role of HVAC systems in infection control in hospitals.

The course, “Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s spring online Read More …

How to Safely Disinfect Patient TVs, Entertainment Systems

In order to keep your patient TVs and entertainment systems clean, and to limit hospital-acquired infections—especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic—PDi Communication Systems’ recommends the following tips: Read More …

New White Paper Available on Collaboration in Design, Fighting HAIs

The Facilities Guidelines Institute has recently published a white paper by Teresa Wilson, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, titled “How Collective Design Triumphed Over Competition in the Fight Against HAIs.” Read More …

ASHRAE Resources Available to Address COVID-19 Concerns

ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Read More …

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