Technicians are on the front lines of healthcare engineering. Special Technician Training passes give these key team members access to a full day of programming, tradeshows, meals and networking opportunities for just $75. Don’t miss this cost-effective opportunity to provide critical training and insights to technicians.

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Technician Training Track:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration Open

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Now more than ever, it’s critical that Infection Prevention and Facilities Management work together. But when departmental silos exist, this creates a struggle. This session will outline solutions to remove these silos, such as understanding the differences between the departments, creating a plan for communication and cooperation, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

Presenter(s): Loie Couch, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

This session will focus on the identification of common construction related risks and how best to mitigate them. Drawing upon decades of experience, the presentation will include real world examples of construction failures and how to avoid them.

Presenter(s):  Steve Spaanbroek, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The session will focus on evaluating two mock trauma room configurations, one with an air lock entry and one without.  Using simulated procedures, measurements of airborne particles passing to the adjacent staff and patient corridor were collected and compared for different trauma room/air lock configurations, air flows, and pressure relationships. Results were reported using statistical methods with significance established by p value < 0.05.

Presenter(s): Damon Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHRM, A-IPC<

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments in Trade Show

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Trade Show

1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

This session focuses on best practices in health care construction to control contaminants during construction of an occupied facility.

Presenter(s): Derek Dodd, IKORCC; Trampas Puckett, IKORCC

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Door Prizes in Trade Show

3:00  p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The next edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction documents will be released in early 2022. This discussion will provide an overview of changes to the Guidelines, the design standards most often employed by medical planners, designers, and owners of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential care settings. The presenter will discuss key factors that influenced changes across the 2022 Guidelines documents. Topics include:

  • Considerations for inclusive environments that support all populations
  • New clinical spaces that have the potential to reduce overcrowding in emergency departments
  • A new chapter for outpatient extended stay centers
  • Documentation for patients receiving care in outpatient surgery or freestanding emergency departments
  •  A new unit for intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for patients with behavioral and mental health diagnoses who do not require inpatient care

The presenter will discuss the topic and task groups’ efforts to comprehensively evaluate issues like improving access to rural health, removing barriers for childbirth centers, and providing minimum requirements for burn units. Included in the discussion will be a review of the major changes to the Residential Guidelines, with particular focus on new minimum square footages in nursing home resident rooms.

Presenter(s):  Doug Erickson, FGI