Health Care Engineers and Facility Management webinar series
This four-part webinar series focuses on hot topic issues affecting health care engineers and facility managers.

All webinars: 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

Are Your Safety Standards Where They Should Be?
Thursday, February 22, 2018
In today’s environment, security if now included in everyone’s job description. With security a top priority for many health care organizations, it is critical to ensure safety standards and the tools to maintain them are addressed.

The Virtual Hospital: The Role Virtual Reality Plays in Health Care Design
Friday, March 2, 2018
It’s no secret that technology advancements in health care have paved the way for significant medical discoveries, decreased recovery times and improved patient care. This same technology is applied during the critical design stages of new medical facilities. More than a decade ago, the introduction of computerized 3-D modeling allowed health care leaders to more easily envision their new space. More recently, the architecture industry has begun utilizing virtual reality (VR) to communicate design concepts, and this webinar will focus on ways VR can enhance the health care design process.

Considerations When Upgrading Emergency Power and Distribution Systems for Safety and Reliability
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Many existing health care facilities contain electrical power systems and electrical power supply systems that were installed prior to modern requirements for installation, reliability, design and location. With the adoption by CMS of 2012 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 and 99, adoption of referenced NFPA sections requires review by facilities. This session will cover key components of these sections and what facilities personnel should consider when upgrading their systems. Concepts to be reviewed include facility design, testing and upgrade challenges.

USP <800>: What You Need to Know When Designing Your Pharmacy for Compliance

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
With millions of health care workers at risk of exposure to hazardous drugs each year, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <800> established new standards to minimize exposure to harmful materials in pharmacies. “Hazardous Drugs: Handling in Healthcare Settings” was published in February 2016 and provides the first enforceable standards concerning hazardous drugs and takes effect December 1, 2019. This deadline provides health care facilities with more than two years to evaluate their current quality standards and comply with the new requirements. As the USP <800> date nearas, many health care facilities are starting the evaluation and planning process to ensure their pharmacy department is compliant.

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