Patient Spaces and Privacy

Using privacy curtains to address shared rooms and other healthcare spaces
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Mark Alan, Betsy Lewandowski, Kevin Zurowski, and Peter J. Arsenault

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the ways that privacy curtains are used in healthcare settings to allow health care providers to assess patients while maintaining privacy, comply with HIPPA regulations, and promote general patient welfare.
  2. Investigate the Healthier Hospital Initiative (HHI) and the ways that it applies to the use of antimicrobial products in the interest of improved health and wellness of hospital patients.
  3. Explore recent studies that look at the difference in effectiveness, cleanliness, and economics of using either washable or disposable privacy curtains.
  4. Review the impact of sound reduction as applied to privacy products that are currently available to be specified into the design of healthcare settings.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
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

Is the tipping point finally here on ditching cubicle curtains? For at least the past decade, healthcare designers and facility managers have been predicting the demise of privacy curtains in hospital and clinical spaces. Many point to the rise of single-patient rooms which afford their own privacy. Others suggest alternatives such as the use of frosted or electronically tintable glass to block views. However, the use of privacy curtains continues at a brisk pace, indicating that this tried-and-true system offers great practicality and still retains a significant place in healthcare settings. Based on all of these observations, this webinar and roundtable discussion covers the current state of privacy curtains – their uses, innovations, and their role in enhancing patient comfort.

Patient Spaces

Photo courtesy of Inpro


Mark

Mark Alan is Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development for Inpro Corporation. He has 25 years of experience as a senior leader serving the last 14 years at Inpro. In addition to overseeing Product Management and Development he has led Inpro’s corporate sustainability and product compliance initiatives, including the publishing of both Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations. Mark maintains a LEED® Green Associate credential, and is an Advisory Board member for the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. He is also a certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT).

Nancy

Betsy Lewandowski is a Product Manager for Inpro, an industry leader in interior and exterior architectural products. In her 16 years with Inpro, Betsy has worked on sales and product teams in Inpro’s Signage, Wall Protection and Privacy System/Window Treatment divisions. She currently focuses on providing standard and custom product options and solutions to best fit a project’s needs for privacy systems and window treatments across many different industries, with careful consideration for the unique demands of commercial environments. Betsy holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, is a LEED® Green Associate and earned her Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).

Nancy

Kevin Zurowski is a Sales Manager at Inpro. In his eight years with Inpro, he has worked in both the Wall Protection and Privacy Systems/Window Treatments division, where he is current serving as a sales leader. He and his team successfully consult nationwide, being the “go-to” experts for our customers cubicle track/curtain, roller shade/window treatment, and other privacy systems related needs. He has and will always enjoy building solid and long lasting customer relationships by continuing to serve as a reliable resource. He holds a B.S. from Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is a LEED®

Peter

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED-AP is a registered architect, sustainability consultant, author, and speaker based in St. Louis, Missouri. A 1977 graduate of Syracuse University, his multi-faceted work has focused on principles of high performance buildings including energy, code compliance, safety, and sustainability. His 40 year career includes design and planning for a wide range of public and private clients on governmental, educational, health care, residential, and religious buildings. Mr. Arsenault has served at the local, state, and national level of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), led AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) programs across the U.S. and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the AIA+2030 series.

 

Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator protection, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.

 

Originally published in February 2021

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