Lancaster, Pa.— ECore now offers a continuing education unit (CEU) focused on the changing demands of health care environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the right flooring can impact health and wellness in these ever-evolving settings. The CEU program, titled “Health Care Flooring for the New Normal,” is designed to increase awareness and understanding of how flooring can help solve problems related to noise, staff fatigue, falls and more.
Ideal for architects, designers and health care facility owners, the course dives into the state of wellness and illness in the U.S., including the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system, possible outcomes and impacts to health moving forward. It also focuses on how savvy flooring specifications can help to solve a range of problems faced by patients and health care providers.
“There are many challenges in today’s health care settings, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only further intensified these issues over the past year,” said Bo Barber, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Ecore. “This educational unit is designed to highlight the demands being faced by our health care system and how new technologies in flooring can positively contribute to the overall comfort, safety and well-being of those working and receiving care in these environments.”
Upon completing the CEU, attendees will be able to identify the new and lingering challenges that exist within health care settings and effectively explain the role flooring can play in noise abatement, fall prevention, cleanliness and fatigue reduction. Through a series of practical case studies, participants will be equipped with examples of how savvy flooring specification can help to address these challenges, as well as expert guidelines for specifying the right products for specific health care applications.
This CEU is registered with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). Upon completion of this program, all participants will have their credits reported to AIA & IDCEC.