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2014 PDC Summit


Interior Finish Specification for Performance Over Time: Accessing Metrics from Industry Standards


Mar 19, 2014 8:40am ‐ Mar 19, 2014 9:40am

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Description

Identifying environmental variables that affect patient outcomes has never been more crucial, as the shift in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement creates a new world of accountability. The presenters will discuss how to take advantage of industry standards and research to choose building materials with performance characteristics that can meet owner expectations for safety, durability, and aesthetics over time. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Apply current industry testing results to the selection of surface materials for health care projects.
  • Explain why scientific testing results are important tools for addressing patient safety.
  • Discuss how using scientific data in discussions with owners can help designers achieve projects that meet owner expectations.
  • List surface characteristics that will facilitate infection prevention efforts, provide safe walking surfaces, and extend functional performance of surface materials over time.

Speaker(s):

  • Andrea Hyde, International Healthcare Facility Planning & Interior Design & Planning/Codes Consulta, International Facility Planning & Interior Design & Planning/Codes Consulta
  • Laurie Waggener, Research and Evidence - Based Design Director, WHR Architects, Inc.

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