Window Management Solutions: Key Design Considerations for Healing Environments

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT

The impact of daylight on healthcare environments and the healing process should not be underestimated. When choosing a window management system, there are many variables and design concepts that must be considered to achieve the maximum benefits of natural light.

Using Data to Drive Environmental Performance

Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 CDT

Join Janet Brown as she shares data from the three-year Healthier Hospitals Initiative, designed to accelerate the environmental movement in health care with the use of data to demonstrate the win-win opportunities for any hospital, regardless of size or location. 

Clinical Evidence for the Use of Copper Touch Surfaces in Healthcare

Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT

This webinar will present the details of a clinical study recently published in the medical journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, which demonstrated that the use of metallic copper touch surfaces can reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections. By killing disease-causing bacteria, Antimicrobial Copper can keep healthcare environments cleaner without the need for healthcare worker behavior changes.

Battling Hospital Acquired Infections with Antimicrobial Copper Embedded Hard Surfaces

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

The Center of Disease Control predicts that approximately 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will contract a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI), with highly-trafficked and touched areas being implicated in harboring dangerous pathogens. With an increased focus on improved patient outcomes and reducing costs in the next generation of healthcare environments, AIA and ASHE guidelines recommend nonporous and seamless surfaces to provide ideal infection prevention. 

IIDA Education Day

Thursday, April 26, 2012 , 9:00 AM ET
Are you finding that sustainability guidelines and codes a bit overwhelming?  Need some clarity regarding specifics impacting healthcare?  This presentation shall review and compare current guidelines, rating systems, codes and standards; such as Green Globes® CIEB for Health Care, LEED®-HC, 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction for Health Care Facilities®, the Senior Living Sustainability Guide®, ASHRAE 189.2 Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable High Performance Health Care Facilities, and the International Green Code.

Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces: A Designer’s New Weapon in the Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections

Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

With recent changes to healthcare cost reimbursement policies, healthcare facilities have heightened the importance of practices that increase patient safety such as using touch surfaces that limit or continuously kill disease-causing bacteria. At any given time in a healthcare facility, it has been reported that 1 in 20 hospital patients contracts a Hospital-Acquired Infection.

Creating a LEED Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion

Thursday September 27, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

This webinar will discuss the collaborative team effort between the owner, designers and contractors that resulted in achievement of LEED-CI v2.0 Gold certification for Sutter Health.

 At the end of the program, participants will understand the implications and the impact of material selection on the building occupants.  In addition, the participants will gain a better understanding of the performance of materials, from the installation, durability, maintenance requirements, and environmental impact .

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Selecting Proper Window - Wall Connections for Healthcare Design

Thursday July 26, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

The performance of the window-wall interface has a significant effect on overall building enclosure system performance. Problems typically occur from improper design or construction practices.

Understanding the options for these critical termination and transition details, proper specification and QC testing are key to producing a high performance building enclosure.

This presentation will describe the methods of making this critical transition, how to specify them and detail the testing which should be completed. A case study will be included.

Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations - Webinar Archives

Thursday, January 26 2012 1 PM ET

Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations discusses the history of Snoezelen and Multi-Sensory Environments (known as MSE’s) for children and adults with developmental, psychological, social, and physical disabilities and disorders, including adults suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  The growth of these specialized environments in healthcare facilities throughout the world, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and specialized care facilities is reviewed, as well as the intended benefits of the MSE’s for special populations.  

Display Technologies Alleviate Communication Challenges for Hospitals - Webinar Archives

January 18 2012 1:00 PM ET

To be a successful healthcare facility, hospital-wide communication is essential.  A hospital’s workflow moves so quickly, that without a streamlined form of communication and information sharing, you run the risk of creating a chaotic environment. Within a hospital, or even a smaller clinical facility—sharing important messages with staff, patients and visitors is incredibly important.

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