Considerations for Planning & Design of Isolation Rooms to Improve Safety in Healthcare Environments (CCHF Webinar)

Join HH Angus’ Nick Stark and The Ottawa Hospital’s Jessica Fullerton as they discuss Considerations for Planning & Design of Isolation Rooms to Improve Safety in Healthcare Environments. ”

Date: March 18 @ 1PM – 2 PM EDT

45 minute Panel Discussion followed by live Q&A
Webinar Registration Fee: $65 (including taxes and fees)

Isolation Rooms help to separate patients and residents in healthcare settings as needed to protect patients and staff. Typically, acute care hospitals allocate isolation rooms in hospitals, with some being simply private rooms, and others having specialized engineering depending on the clinical needs of the patient and the safety requirements presented.  Given COVID, hospitals, long-term care homes and other healthcare facilities are looking at increasing and potentially upgrading the design of their isolation rooms, and reconsidering engineering design to enhance safety in the facility.

This webinar covers:

  1. Differentiating between the different types of isolation rooms to meet specific needs and corresponding design criteria.
  2. Identifying infection prevention and control risks related to the design of building HVAC systems in ‘pressure’ (positive / negative pressure) critical spaces.
  3. Reviewing the role of HVAC systems in the context of Pandemic Planning and Catastrophic Event Management


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Nick Stark P. Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D
Vice President, HH Angus and Associates Limited Consulting Engineers

In 40+ years at HH Angus, Nick has pioneered many innovative and sustainable initiatives as solutions to difficult challenges faced by clients. His technical expertise also benefits staff as he directs HH Angus’ Knowledge Management initiatives, ensuring the firm’s skillsets continue to lead the industry. In 2017, Nick was awarded the PEO/OSPE Medal for Engineering Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He spearheads the design and management of HH Angus’ P3 hospital projects, and served as the firm’s Principal-in-Charge for the massive $2 billion+ CHUM P3 project in Montreal. The team’s work on the project was honoured with the 2018 Schreyer Award, Canada’s highest honor for engineering.  Nick chair’s the CSA Subcommittee on Special Requirements for HVAC Systems in Health care Facilities, is Vice Chair of the CSA Subcommittee on Z8000 Canadian Health Care Facilities, and is a former member of the CSA Subcommittee on Infection Control during Construction or Renovation of Health Care Facilities.

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Jessica Fullerton, M.Sc. CIC
Construction Lead – Infection Prevention and Control, The Ottawa Hospita

As a member of the Infection Prevention and Control team at The Ottawa Hospital, Jessica specializes in health care facility design and construction, focusing on design elements to help prevent the spread of infection. She has provided Infection Prevention and Control expertise on a wide range of acute care, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, community health, and long-term care projects. Jessica’s passion lies in bridging the gap between health care design and how it can positively or negatively influence the care and safety of patients. She currently sits as a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Health Care Facilities Technical Committee providing expert content for several standards related to health care design and construction. Jessica is the Chair and member of CSA training faculty for the Z317.13 Standard, Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities.