Our thoughts are with everyone during this unprecedented time. Kwalu is highly concerned about decreasing the risk of cross-transmission of dangerous pathogens.

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Kwalu Continuing Education Units

Kwalu is committed to ongoing learning and is pleased to offer a continuing education program for CEU credit. We hope that by helping educate industry professionals and our customers, we can share our knowledge and expertise, and in turn, help them make better choices for their furniture needs.

CO$Tequences of Failing Surfaces in Healthcare (CEU and Webinar)

In-Person and Virtual CEU Course

Course SummaryThis course will shed light on the creative versus the analytical approaches to healthcare surfaces. Materiality is extremely important. Materials that offer long-term cleanability and durability can lead to possible interruption of transmission of dangerous pathogens. We delve deep into the increasing Antibiotic Resistance in healthcare and the Urgent Threats that are the result, particularly C. diff. We will show that as each infection is a potential for a poor rating by patients, guest and staff, solid surfaces that can be cleaned with undiluted bleach and all healthcare cleaners are not only good for health but good for healthcare business. This course analyzes the pros and the cons of all healthcare surfaces and the financial consequences of making those choices.
AccreditationInternational Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – Health, Safety, and Welfare Designated Course
Class CodeYou will receive a class code once the course has been completed
PresenterSylvia Nash
Credit1 credit; attendance is reported, and certificates distributed the day after the course is presented – send IDCEC numbers to Marcia Ludgood mludgood@kwalu.com
Length1 hour
LocationCEU courses are offered either in-person or virtually.
RegistrationTo request or participate in a CEU course, or if you have any questions, please send a message to Lindsey Zegar at lzegar@kwalu.com

Healthcare Furniture: Better than 2020 Vision

In-Person and Virtual CEU Course

Course SummaryThis CEU will introduce Healthcare Furniture: Better Than 2020 Vision with furniture solutions post-COVID. These solutions will be focused on infection prevention, innovation, cleanability and long-term durability from frame to fabric. This CEU will explore why better surface selections play a role in reducing transmission of costly and dangerous pathogens in healthcare environments. It will explore the importance of designs that strike a balance between style, sustainability, and infection control. Evidence based data is included, along with Furniture Guidelines Institute guidelines and EPA registered cleaning protocols. We will create a platform for an educational and solution-centered conversation.
AccreditationInternational Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – Health, Safety, and Welfare Designated Course
Class CodeYou will receive a class code once the course has been completed
PresenterSylvia Nash
Credit1 credit
Length1 hour
LocationCEU courses are offered either in-person or virtually.
RegistrationTo request or participate in a CEU course, or if you have any questions, please send a message to Lindsey Zegar at lzegar@kwalu.com

COVID-19 and Healthcare Surfaces

In-Person and Virtual CEU Course

Course SummaryLearn why surfaces play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 and other dangerous pathogens. We will provide a broad-brush review of COVID-19 first, followed by Clostridium Difficie (C. diff) and Candida Auris (C. Auris) and beyond. Evidence-based design data will be included along with CDC’s recommendations on cleaning protocols and products.
AccreditationInternational Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – Health, Safety, and Welfare Designated Course
Class CodeYou will receive a class code once the course has been completed
PresenterSylvia Nash
Credit1 credit
Length1 hour
LocationCEU courses are offered either in-person or virtually.
RegistrationTo request or participate in a CEU course, or if you have any questions, please send a message to Lindsey Zegar at lzegar@kwalu.com

C. Diff & C. Auris & Healthcare Surfaces

In-Person and Virtual CEU Course

Course SummaryThe course focuses on Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) and Candida Auris (C.Auris) as they are transmitted via surfaces. They are currently listed as URGENT THREATS on the CDC’s website. Evidence based redesign solutions will be introduced. Healthcare facilities will be searching for innovation and ideas to improve their infection prevention capabilities and mounting financial burdens caused by urgent antibiotic resistant threats.
AccreditationInternational Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – Health, Safety, and Welfare Designated Course
Class CodeYou will receive a class code once the course has been completed
PresenterSylvia Nash
Credit1 credit
Length1 hour
LocationCEU courses are offered either in-person or virtually.
RegistrationTo request or participate in a CEU course, or if you have any questions, please send a message to Lindsey Zegar at lzegar@kwalu.com

Science Meets Style: Dissect, Dollarize and Re-Design the Patient Room

In-Person and Virtual CEU Course

Course SummaryThoughtful choices in designing patient rooms potentially contribute to reduced healthcare-associated infections and better HCAHPS scores. This presentation will introduce the results of important scientific studies, examining patient room materials including wood, stainless steel, and solid surfaces. Surfaces were tested before and after being compromised to simulate healthcare environments. Attendees will hear the candid, real world challenges of maintaining high design in the harsh healthcare environment that battles constant chemical cleaners and abuse. Attendees will explore how to “dollarize” the risk to hospitals based on Medicare reimbursements and discover avenues to merge science with style.
AccreditationInternational Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – Health, Safety, and Welfare Designated Course
Class CodeYou will receive a class code once the course has been completed
PresenterSylvia Nash
Credit1 credit
Length1 hour
LocationCEU courses are offered either in-person or virtually.
RegistrationTo request or participate in a CEU course, or if you have any questions, please send a message to Lindsey Zegar at lzegar@kwalu.com
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