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Continuing Education

Forbo Flooring Systems offers the following CEU courses, which are available for credit with several different continuing education organizations. Please complete our contact form below if you are interested in scheduling a session online or at your facility.
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CEU Hygienic Healthcare

Safe, Hygienic Healthcare Environments that Support Wellbeing

In this course we discuss how facilities, along with design, need to work hand in hand to prevent the spread of infections through effective hygiene, cleaning/disinfection and adaptable design. These elements are also central to a safe, positive patient experience. Performance has always been a discussion point as part of material and surface selection; however as a result of COVID-19, the importance of cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in all settings has become a priority within interior environments.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this continuing education course you will be able to:

1. Identify basic terminology related to pandemic response
2. Access the importance of developing a proper “chain of transmission intervention model” pathogens
3. Gain insight into how architects and designers can rethink the physical space while responding to new challenges posed by COVID-19 around health, safety, and well-being of the built environment
4. Learn how material selection can enhance Health, Safety, and Wellbeing of patients, families, visitors and staff

Available for 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC (HSW): 1 GBCI CE; and 1 AIBC Core LU Credit

Linoleum 101 - Lessons in Linoleum

An instructional overview of linoleum floor covering...Where did it go? Where is it going? This lesson will cover the history of linoleum and its resurgence due to the sustainable nature of the product along with its durability, design, health aspects and ease of maintenance.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this continuing education course you will be able to:

1. See the resurgence of Linoleum, the need to be environmentally responsible and how Linoleum is preferred by natural and indoor environments.
2. Understand the key benefits that come with Linoleum such as: durability, stain resistance, hygiene, antistatic, slip resistance and more.
3. Learn about the cost analysis and maintenance of Linoleum.
4. Linoleum is a uniquely sustainable and natural product. Discover its attributes, performance and see the manufacturing process.

Available for 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC General: 1 GBCI CE; 1 AIBC Core LU; and 1.0 AAA Structured LH Credit

Linoleum 101
HtHE CEU

Healing the Healthcare Environment

This course will show how healthcare environments affect clinical outcomes.

Recent studies have shown that the healthcare environment affects clinical outcomes. Given its impact on patients, visitors and staff; a person entering a healthcare facility seeking to maintain or restore health and to have a positive experience will not achieve this if the environment does not promote health.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this continuing education course you will be able to:

1. Examine the impacts (+/-) that Design and Material Selection have on the Healing Environment.
2. Understand the influences that Acoustics, Light and Color have on Patient Healing and Staff Satisfaction.
3. Identify key tools for measuring Patient satisfaction and the benefits to Healthcare system & facilities.
4. Learn what can be done to achieve a healthy, safe and satisfying work environment for Nurses and Hospital Staff.

Available for 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC (HSW): 1 GBCI CE; 1 AIBC Core LU; and 1.0 AAA Structured LH Credit

Creating Healthy Education Environments

This course will train others on how to identify current issues that impact the indoor environmental health of educational facilities. We will investigate the human impacts of toxins that are found in common building products that are used regularly in school and other educational buildings. This course will show design professionals how to access the available tools to help gain transparency into the make-up and toxicity of certain building products. We will specify healthier, more sustainable building products for educational facilities that are cost effective over the life cycle of the building.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this continuing education course you will be able to:

1. Identify current issues impacting the indoor environmental health of educational facilities.
2. Investigate the human impacts of toxins found in common building products used in school and educational buildings.
3. Assess the available tools available to help design professionals and others gain transparency into the make-up and toxicity of building products.
4. Specify healthier, more sustainable building products for educational facilities that are cost effective over the life cycle of the building.

Available for 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC (HSW): 1 GBCI CE; 1 AIBC Core LU; and 1.0 AAA Structured LH Credit

CHEE CEU
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Flooring & CSA Z8000 Canadian Health Care Facilities

This course will cover an overview of the CSA Z8000 guidance objectives related to the OASIS principle. Also some of the requirements of CSA-Z317.13 regarding the selection of materials and infection prevention measures during construction, renovation and/or additions to Healthcare Facilities.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this continuing education course you will be able to:

1. Define the OASIS principles for Healthcare Facilities.
2. Learn about the natural anti-microbial efficacy of linoleum.
3. See the durability, clean ability, resistance to moisture and chemical damage control of linoleum in healthcare.
4. Discover how environmentally sustainable strategies and innovation help to support high performance Healthcare Facilities over the building service life.

Available for 1 AIA (HSW), 1 IDCEC (HSW) & 1 GBCI Credit

Please complete our contact form below if you are interested in scheduling a session online or at your facility.
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