ASHE’s 2020 PDC Summit programming addresses timely
May 14, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
This session presents a case study that will focus on the efficient design of one of the largest treatment centers for infectious diseases in the United States. The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston’s new six bed Bio-Containment Critical Care Unit serves as a multi-functional patient care space that is equipped to treat patients with the most highly contagious diseases.Learn More
May 21, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
According to the NIMH, one in five children are diagnosed with a mental disorder. Join Covenant Health and Texas Tech as they detail their collaborative three-tiered approach to tackling this epidemic and removing the stigma of mental health.
May 28, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
This session follows up ongoing national benchmarking research on critical access hospitals based on the collaboration between academic researchers, designers, policy makers and FGI. The final spatial comparisons will be presented for comparison the current and future rules. The implications of the research on design decision-making for small rural hospitals and future guidelines will be elaborated upon with examples.
June 4, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
This session will focus on how to successfully integrate NFPA 101-2012, Chapter 43 and NFPA 99-2012, Chapter 4 into a health care organization's construction program.
June 11, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
Yale New Haven Health has incorporated a new process to address compliance in the early design phase of new construction and renovation. This session will provide an overview of Yale's initiatives and outline the successful outcomes along with the areas for ongoing improvement.
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April 16, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
Due to recurring issues pertaining to the certification process for Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Clean rooms, The Joint Commission posted a blog and issued a letter in 2018 informing sites that this would be a focus of the survey. This webinar will provide a roadmap to help address these issues.Available On Demand
April 23, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
From verbal abuse to physical assaults, health care workers face frequent threats to their safety as they care for patients. Designing security features into a new health care facility or renovated space from the beginning can improve safety and security, maximize utilization of human resources and lower operational costs. This webinar will provide an overview of the newly updated Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities.Available On Demand
April 30, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
At the last two PDC Summits, the presenters offered insight into the research performed to alter the demand factors for plug loads and cord-connected medical equipment. The research focused on changing the National Electrical Code demand factors with the goal of allowing smaller electrical systems to aid in construction cost savings.Available On Demand
May 7, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT
The best time to initiate many sustainability initiatives is during the design process. A project that is planned with sustainability in mind is naturally going to get better results than if sustainability projects are an afterthought. Planning for energy savings during early design helps ensure that sustainability is top of mind. This webinar is a panel discussion on high performance building design evaluating design features at some of the most energy efficient health care facilities across the country.
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