Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Health care clients demand a lot from the floor. They need a supportive space that works to improve operations, efficiencies, health, safety, and wellness. That means specifying sustainable flooring that eases maintenance, improves indoor air quality, enhances safety, reduces ambient noise, and provides underfoot comfort. This course illustrates the key attributes to consider when specifying flooring for space specific needs in acute-care inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute care or medical-based senior care facilities.
- Explain how flooring can help mitigate slips, trips, and falls (STFs), and have an actionable impact to lessen patient and staff injuries associated with falls.
- Discuss how flooring can reduce ambient noise levels and reduce staff fatigue in the healing environment.
- Describe how flooring choices can reduce surface contamination and potential risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
- Identify how healthcare flooring can improve patient and family satisfaction as well as represent the best return on investment (ROI).