Facilities & Construction Track
Rapidly changing hospital priorities, patient expectations, and rising construction costs have deeply impacted all stakeholders in healthcare facilities and construction. As hospitals reevaluate their priorities and needs to provide better patient care, construction plans and projects will need to be modified to meet these new expectations. In this track, we will explore how to navigate healthcare construction post-pandemic and discuss strategies for building facilities for the future.
New Standards for Infection Control & Patient Safety
Friday, March 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Moderator: Maria Hames
Presenters: Katherine Anderson & James Davis
Hospital-acquired infections and injuries lead to tens of thousands of deaths and cost the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year. Facility leaders have an important role in infection control and that role was magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic. How should facility leaders prepare for patient safety post-pandemic? Join a panel of healthcare executives as they discuss new infection control measures, including reevaluating entry points, redesigning waiting rooms, implementing technology to minimize physical contact, and enhancing facilities to minimize patient injuries, among other measures.
- Identify strategies to improve workplace safety for healthcare employees.
- Outline the implementation of new industry safety guidelines.
- Explain recently release public safety guidelines and its effect on operations.
- Evaluate changes in the legislative pipeline and changes on the horizon.
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