4×4 Healthcare Design
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Central Sterile Processing Design (1LU/HSW)
This course will review the effect of design on the health, safety and welfare of the staff working in and patients served by the Sterile Processing Department (SPD). There are many challenges today facing the clinical staff working in the SPD. An efficient and productive department begins with the layout of the work and circulation areas. This course will cover clinical best practices, space programming, efficient work area layout and how design can impact these areas positively or negatively.
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Critical Factors in Operating Room Design (1LU/HSW)
This course will better inform the designer about Operating Room design, critical factors involved in designing an OR and the key equipment essential to design integration for functionality and space planning. This course also explains how new surgical techniques create a need to reassess the conventional design of these rooms.
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Lighting for Healthcare Environments (1LU/HSW)
This course discusses the keys to designing Multi-wythe (Cavity Wall)
assemblies using Concrete Masonry, with a focus on moisture control, energy conservation, structural performance and aesthetic options.
11:00 AM – Noon
Treat Your Building as a Patient (1 LU/HSW)
This presentation will describe the role of the environment in Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI’s). It will specifically focus on the Operating Room and the concerns unique to that setting. Methods for improving environmental hygiene will be reviewed with attention given to a new class of solution whole room disinfection. The use of this solution in the Operating Room will be presented examining the relevant details between the two primary categories (continuous vs. episodic).