Advances in Plumbing Design For Healthcare

For-credit course offerings are part of Whitehall’s continued efforts to provide education to architects, building owners and interior designers. Healthcare facilities are now striving to meet the needs of all patients to offer not only healthy and safe spaces, but inclusive spaces as well.


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Course Description:

Healthcare facilities are now striving to meet the needs of all patients to offer not only healthy and safe spaces, but inclusive spaces as well. Recent advances in plumbing design for healthcare facilities are helping to keep all patients and caregivers safe and healthy. This course reviews innovations in plumbing design and how these designs support trending healthcare needs, such as infection prevention, behavioral healthcare, and bariatric and ADA patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the design trends that benefit patients’ mental and physical health and which trends can be addressed through plumbing design
  • Define how plumbing fixture design and hand hygiene can address healthcare associated infections
  • Explain how behavioral healthcare design can affect patient safety, and
  • Discuss the needs of bariatric and ADA patients with regard to plumbing products.

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