Eight Fundamental Performance Characteristics of Healthcare Flooring Specification

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Sponsored by Interface
Presented by Leslie Echols

Learning Objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. Discuss how flooring can reduce ambient noise levels and reduce staff fatigue in the healing environment.
  3. Describe how flooring choices can reduce surface contamination and potential risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
  4. Identify how healthcare flooring can improve patient and family satisfaction as well as represent the best return on investment (ROI).

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
ICC
0.1 ICC CEU
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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.

Healthcare Flooring Specification

Photo courtesy of Interface


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Leslie Echols, is a Key Account Director at Interface, supporting the growth of the company’s healthcare business by developing end-user and architectural accounts through strategic consultation. With more than 18 years in the healthcare interior design industry, Leslie has worked on the design of multiple healthcare facilities, hospitals, and various clinics with extensive experience in project management and contract administration. Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Louisiana Tech University and is a registered interior designer in the state of Texas. She is EDAC certified, has co-presented research findings and project-specific topics at Healthcare Design and NeoCon, and is involved with the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design.

 

Interface Interface is a world-leading modular flooring company with a fully integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring. Our modular system helps customers create interior spaces while positively impacting the people who use them and our planet. nora is Interface’s commercial rubber flooring systems and solutions brand. Produced in Germany for more than 65 years, nora premium rubber works to improve operations, efficiencies, health, safety, and wellness with sustainable flooring that eases maintenance, absorbs noise, and provides added comfort underfoot.

 

Originally published in September 2022

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