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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 …

Santa Fe Palette, Private Patient Rooms Take Center Stage at Frost Pavilion

In late November 2017, CHRISTUS St. Vincent, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, welcomed the first patients to the Frost Pavilion, its new wing with 36 state-of-the-art private rooms, each designed to function as an integrated and sophisticated healing environment – an environment that maximizes patient safety, comfort Read More …

Clinical Trial Finds Copper-Infused Products Significantly Reduce HAIs

NORFOLK, Va. – A 10-month clinical trial at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, has determined that hard surfaces and linens infused with copper oxide compounds contributed to an 83 percent reduction in C-difficile and a 78 percent overall reduction in multi-drug resistant organisms including Read More …

White Paper Focuses on Reducing Risk of HAIs in Healthcare Facilities

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Chicago Faucets recently released a new white paper, Reducing the Risk of HAIs in Healthcare Facilities, which discusses solutions designed specifically to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria in healthcare facilities. It also discusses the importance of hand hygiene, explaining how improvements Read More …

Clean Design: Taking the long, whole view

Infection and its prevention have been headline news for months as the deadly Ebola virus arrived in the United States ultimately killing two of its victims and infecting several caregivers. While grave public concern had pundits dispensing questionable medical advice and politicians making curious decisions, the medical community from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to clinical staff across the country to medical planners and healthcare designers were carefully reviewing infection control policies, protocols and their implications.

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Future Focused: Managing long-term costs of infection control

In the wake of recent concerns over the spread of highly infectious diseases, hospitals and healthcare organizations are searching for ways to better prepare facilities for potential pandemics and widespread viral outbreaks. Read More …

Biocontainment Patient Care Units: 8 critical design considerations that facilitate efficiency, safety + patient-centered care

Doctors and nurses who treat highly-infectious diseases do so at great personal risk. These are deadly illnesses for which there is no vaccine, and whether they are transmitted via bodily fluids, in the case of Ebola, or through the air, in the case of SARS, they pose a serious threat to the men and women who provide care. Read More …

To Address Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks, North Shore-LIJ Announces Plans to Build Bio-Containment Unit

The North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York announced it will pursue the development of a biological containment unit to further improve its preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks. The health system has yet to decide on the location of this multi-million-dollar facility, which would likely take 18 months or longer to build. Read More …

Leading Innovators Partner to Search for Ideas to Improve Patient Infection Rates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hill-Rom and Edison Nation Medical have formed a partnership to conduct a worldwide search for medical invention ideas to address patient infections that occur within healthcare environments. Read More …

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