An Evidence-Based Design Furniture Checklist
|Wednesday, March 28, 2012||9:00 AM Eastern||8:00 AM Central||7:00 AM Mountain||6:00 AM Pacific|
Healthcare leaders are routinely confronted with a dizzying assortment of furniture choices over a healthcare facility's 30-year-plus life. This presentation will share research that links furniture features to eight common evidence-based design (EBD) goals, including healthcare-associated infections, patient falls and injuries, and medication errors. Participants will receive the "EBD Furniture Checklist"—a tool, developed from research and industry standards, to be used to make informed furniture investment decisions across the furniture life cycle and to improve healthcare outcomes. Checklist-use experiences and lessons learned will be discussed, along with recommendations for additional research and industry standards.
- Learn the basis for the eight evidence based design goals
- Which furniture features fall fit in the context of evidence based design practices
- Review of the EBD checklist used prior to furniture selection
- Use of real world experiences to provide attendees with scenarios and suggestions to improve selection practice
Mercury Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Senior Partner, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC
Associate V.P and Principal Interior Designer, MA, AAHID, IIDA, CID, EDAC
|Michelle Ossmann |
Georgia Institute of Technology
Consultant, PhD Candidate , RN, MSN
Flooring for Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Design Approach
|Wednesday, March 28, 2012||11:00 AM Eastern||10:00 AM Central||9:00 AM Mountain||8:00 AM Pacific|
The principles of evidence-based design can assist architects, designers and other specifiers in making better and more informed decisions about flooring for healthcare facilities. This course discusses the most important selection criteria a specifier should consider when evaluating different flooring materials that will support the overall design objectives.
- Explore the principles of evidence-based design and how they are applied to flooring selection and the link to patient outcomes and staff satisfaction
- Discuss design considerations strengths and weaknesses of different flooring materials in satisfying selection criteria
- Review and understand flooring implications on healthcare environments and effects on acoustic performance, ergonomics, slip/fall incidents, roller mobility, glare, indoor air quality, and maintenance issues
- Provide specifiers the knowledge and tools to make more thorough evaluations.
|Joe Martere, LEED AP, IFMA|
Director of Sales - Acute Care
Joe Martere has been with Tandus Flooring for over 11 years. He has served as both an Account Executive and Northeast Regional Vice President prior to his current position.
He is currently responsible for the strategic development of key Healthcare accounts throughout the country including, owner groups, major acute care and senior living facilities and leading healthcare architectural and design firms.
Joe has spent the past twenty five years in the floor covering industry. He has extensive experience in all aspects of flooring and has served on the Board of the New England chapter of IIDA as well as being an active member of IFMA and the CT USGBC. In May of 2010 he completed his LEED Green Associate accreditation.
He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1988
Interiors for Health and Healing
|Wednesday, March 28, 2012||1:00 PM Eastern||12:00 PM Central||11:00 AM Mountain||10:00 AM Pacific|
As new construction in the healthcare sector wanes, more emphasis is being placed on upgrading facility interiors. This session explores a new approach for development of interiors for health and healing. Starting with the historical evolution of healthcare interiors and moving to the baseline of data at the intersection of EBD, LEED and Lean principles that apply to interior design, the presenters will posit where the next generation of interiors will come from. Best practices will be identified and “next” practices discussed as the audience is challenged to establish a future research agenda around restorative health and healing.
- A brief overview of the evolution of the healthcare room and space
- Apply LEED and LEAN principles to the design of your new space
- A look at where the future is heading for the design of healthcare space
- Research looking at how LEED and LEAN principles and other practices shape the Health and Healing factors of a space