Greg Lavriha speaking at “Designing for Highly Infectious Contagions” seminar

How can hospital design impact infection control?

Associate Greg Lavriha will discuss how a healthcare facility’s ventilation features impact the containment of infectious disease – touching on factors that make compliance challenging, as well as illustrating what ventilation requirements look like in real-world situations.

He will be speaking at the upcoming “Designing for Highly Infectious Contagions” seminar, hosted by the Elliot Program for Health Care Design – part of Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED).

The February 23 event will be held at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, and seating is limited. Click here to learn more and register.

From the CAED website:

News of infectious disease is capturing the public’s attention, highlighting the necessity for better systems to manage contagions in both care facilities and laboratories. The current focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) is only one component of a complex set of systems needed to effectively manage the spread of contagions. This seminar, open to only healthcare and design professionals, will explore how design can impact infection control with a focus on strategies, systems and equipment that can be implemented in any hospital to handle both a growing concern and increasing prevalence of infectious contagions.

Other speakers include:

  • Patrick Casey, AIA. Regional program manager of The University of Texas System administration – one of whose facilities is currently handling waste from Dallas Ebola cases
  • Chris Woolverton, PhD. Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Kent State University Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Dr. Gerald McDonnell, BSc PhD. Vice president of Research and Clinical Services for STERIS Corporation and assistant editor for the Jouranl of Hospital Infection

Two (2) Architecture HSW CEUs are pending.

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