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March 2020 Tool
Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive care and living spaces. Changes that can be credited to dementia are noticeably different from the changes typical of normal aging, but both can occur at the same time. 
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June 2019 Tool
This tool provides an overview of cleaning mechanisms (i.e., processes and/or technologies) and material characteristics, which in turn may influence materials selection and specification.
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June 2019 Tool
This tool details each stakeholder’s role and responsibilities. Use this tool as a guide when building your own infection prevention team to ensure a common understanding of each team member’s contributions.
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January 2016 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to address the issue of hand hygiene and infection control in facility design. 
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June 2018 Tool

Healthcare is provided in a variety of settings, from a person’s home to outpatient clinics, to the hospital. While the settings and specific design elements may differ across the continuum of care, the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high quality care remain constant. This set of interactive diagrams provides a link between the evidence base, design strategies, and desired outcomes – in a visually intuitive and actionable format.

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August 2015 Tool
This tool outlines the relationships between design, measures, healthcare reform topics, and the legislation.
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August 2015 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to improve nurse-patient communication through facility design.
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August 2015 Tool
Developed through extensive review of research, surveys, site tests, and review and validation by expert advisory council members, this standard set of evidence-based design checklists and post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tools can be used by interior designers to apply research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post-occupancy evaluations of three types of hospital patient rooms: adult medical-surgical, adult intensive care, and maternity care.
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September 2015 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to address the issue of noise in facility design.