This session identifies the risks in health care settings and how to reduce them by applying fundamental facility design principles related to biocontainment. The presentation will showcase the new Center for Disaster Readiness for Intermountain Healthcare and focus on lessons learned from Emory University and University of Nebraska Medical Center, where Ebola patients have been safely managed. Developing new models for facility design and operations and incorporating fundamental design principles can improve safety for patients, caregivers, maintenance personnel, and the community.
Identify issues inherent in handling patients with highly pathogenic infectious disease in healthcare settings.
Describe fundamental design principles for biosafety and biocontainment.
Identify lessons learned from facilities that have handled patients with Ebola and other highly pathogenic infectious diseases.
Explain biocontainment design and protocol guidance specifically for patient care facilities