The Selection of Surfaces: Strategic Support for Infection Prevention
This one-hour course examines the considerations needed during the design phase when selecting surface materials in order to help mitigate bacteria and provide easier cleanability within healthcare facilities. A deep look into microbes provides insight into the challenges and dangers of poorly selected surfaces. Various questions are brought to light to help gain understanding and think strategically when selecting surface materials, as well as looking at various areas of high risk. The importance of reviewing the care and maintenance of a product is highlighted as a way to deliver a healing environment and support infection prevention requirements. This course reminds design professionals that their surface choices can help support reduction of bioburden and create a healthier facility.
- Describe the differences between Antibiotic Resistance and Antimicrobial Resistance
- Engage in a high-level discussion about microbes and how surfaces support the acquisition and transmission of deadly pathogens
- Introduce design strategies using surfaces to mitigate HAIs
- Empower healthcare professionals to ask questions and gather data before selecting surfaces and products to support infection prevention guidelines