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A study from Condair shows raising air humidity by humidification reduces the risk of virus spread in hospitals and other buildings at low-cost and without causing negative effects.


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A study from Condair shows raising air humidity by humidification reduces the risk of virus spread in hospitals and other buildings at low-cost and without causing negative effects.

Hospitals

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Indoor Humidification Can Reduce Coronavirus Transmission, Infection Risk

A study from Condair shows raising air humidity by humidification reduces the risk of virus spread in hospitals and other buildings at low-cost and without causing negative effects.

House Of Representatives Passes Workplace Violence Bill

The legislation protects healthcare workers by requiring employers to implement comprehensive, worker-driven workplace violence prevention plans.

How Biophilic Design Impacts Wellness

Healthcare facilities that use biophilic design principles like installing a circadian lighting system can improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress.

thyssenkrupp Launches Robotics Interface Platform

Incorporating the elevator interface with delivery robots allows them to move freely throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings.

After Hurricane Harvey, Hospital Focuses On Power Resiliency

Learning a lesson from the impact of power failure during a natural disaster, Citizens Medical Center added emergency power to its emergency room and beyond.

Enhanced RxAir UV Light Air Purifiers Fight Flu, Colds, Airborne Germs

Vystar Corp.'s new and improved air purifiers feature longer-lasting, more effective UV light for more efficient inactivation of viruses and bacteria.

New ColorCore®2 Compact Line From Formica

This new series of durable compact grade laminate combines durability and style, now in three new colors.

Smart Bathroom Design Controls Spread Of Hospital Infections

Smart bathroom design can be a big factor in preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Check out this infographic from Sloan to learn more.

Healthcare Facility Power Systems Unequipped For Digital Age

More than half of hospitals' power systems were built before benefits and demands of IoT were known, according to a new Schneider Electric survey.

Five Trends Shaping Healthcare Places And Spaces

In uncertain times, patient-centered care demands a patient-centered approach to real estate, according to a new report from JLL.

Energy Resilience Bank Supports New Jersey Hospitals

The first public infrastructure bank in the nation to focus on energy resilience will help four New Jersey hospitals stay up and running during outages.

Five Ways Hospitals Use Data To Improve Building Performance

A new report from JLL reveals five ways hospitals are applying advanced data analytics to improve operational performance of buildings, property, and equipment.

Seven Top-Of-Mind Hospital Flooring Considerations

From cleanliness and accessibility to heavy wear, wayfinding, and promoting a healing environment, hospitals face a unique, stringent set of challenges. Flooring is no exception.

Question Of The Week: Healthcare CMMS Recommendations?

Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered For Large Hospitals

The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Technology And Staffing In Hospitals

Do you have any feedback on the best strategy for implementing a high tech approach to operations and optimizing current full-time staff?

Hospital Case Study: Comfort Level

The design of the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital supports its healthcare mission by soothing patients and their families in a new freestanding facility.

Vancouver, WA Hospital Studied For Energy Practices

The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.

Seattle Hospital Recognized For Patient Safety

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), in conjunction with the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), awarded the 2011 Patient Safety Initiative at America’s Public Hospitals Leadership Award to Harborview Medical Center.

Winter Maintenance Can Be Eased With Heated Mats

Walt Neilson, maintenance team leader at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, MI, discussed with TFM his department’s use of electric snow melting mats

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