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Q&A: Design Hospitals to Best Fight Infections Like COVID-19
INFECTION CONTROL  TODAY

Workplaces will change because of COVID-19, no doubt about that. The workplaces for infection preventionists and other healthcare professionals—hospitals—are also going to be designed differently, according to Jeffrey Rose, the global technology manager at DuPont.  

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Designers Offer Insights into the Future of Healthcare Environments
INTERIORDESIGN.NET

While COVID-19 has affected virtually every sector of our lives, it’s transformed no part of the built environment more than healthcare. As existing spaces are being tested, architects and designers are hard at work (from home) looking at the best kinds of structures to transform into patient care facilities.

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Managing Crossover Noise in Healthcare Begins with Design
HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION + OPERATIONS NEWS

History shows that managing hospital noise is an enduring challenge. In her 1859 book, “Notes on Nursing,” Florence Nightingale described the significance of the problem, writing, “Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well.” More than 160 years later, hospital noise remains a top complaint among patients, staff and visitors – and for the world at large.

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Yorkland Controls Ltd.

Yorkland Controls Limited is proud to represent Triatek, a Johnson Controls company, providing  Critical Environment solutions for Healthcare facilities. From isolation room controls and monitoring to lab control.

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Mastering the master planning process
HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Now, more than ever, it may seem difficult to identify time to address major planning goals, but a widespread industry challenge such as the COVID-19 pandemic exposes opportunities for improvement as infrastructure is tested.

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Touch Screens: The High-Touch Surfaces Hiding in Plain Sight
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY

Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces and devices within the healthcare environment have long been a focus of infection prevention given the role of these surfaces in the transmission of microbes. Certainly, now more than ever, addressing the concerns of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 infection, an appropriate and effective surface cleaning/disinfection product and protocol are paramount to keeping patients, staff and visitors to healthcare facilities safe and infection free. 

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How healthcare organizations can combat cyberattacks during the coronavirus
TECH REPUBLIC

Cybercriminals tend to follow the money, which is why they so often hit large corporations and major businesses with ransomware and malware. But healthcare organizations can also be lucrative targets as criminals are aware of the value of patient information and medical data on the dark web.

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Squamish General Hospital recognized for environmental initiatives 
PIQUE

SQUAMISH GENERAL HOSPITAL was recognized by an American non-profit for its strides in environmentally friendly-practices.

The 2020 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards showed off healthcare facilities that are doing their part to help the planet.

Squamish's hospital was among the dozens that received a Greenhealth Partner for Change Award.

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Lester Group carpenters step up to build 100-bed field hospital in Windsor, Ont.
CONSTRUCT CONNECT

When the Lester Group’s construction foreman Jerry Arnold told his carpentry crew they would be building and maintaining a field hospital for COVID-19 patients, he was surprised by their enthusiasm for a job that could possibly expose them to the virus.

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