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Course Description: AEC Daily: Current Trends in Healthcare Plumbing
Healthcare facilities are striving to meet the needs of all patients and caregivers by offering healthy, safe, and inclusive spaces that can be repurposed quickly if needed. This course reviews innovations in plumbing design, such as vacuum plumbing and its applications, and explores how these design innovations support trending healthcare needs, including infection prevention, behavioral healthcare, and bariatric applications, and fulfill ADA requirements. Several case studies showcasing successful examples are also covered.
Identify the design trends that benefit patient mental and physical health and highlight those that can be addressed through plumbing design.
Discuss how proper dialysis plumbing design can protect patients from infection and reduce plumbing construction costs, improving performance and enhancing patient safety.
Explain how plumbing fixture design and hand hygiene can address and curtail the risk of hospital-acquired infections, impacting community well-being.
Discover how plumbing design can reduce infection and water consumption and future-proof a healthcare facility, allowing flexibility and improved performance.