Humanscale Design Smart Seminars Continue Into Spring

Four Educational Sessions on Calendar for April


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, March 24, 2009 — Humanscale’s popular Design Smart Seminar series continues in April with four educational events, including “Ergonomics & Healthcare: Boost Patient Care through Caregiver Comfort” and “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World.”
In “Ergonomics & Healthcare: Boost Patient Care through Caregiver Comfort,” scheduled for Houston (April 1), Chicago (April 21), and Cleveland (April 23), Professor Alan Hedge explores the link between caregiver comfort and improved patient care. Specifically addressing ergonomics issues as they relate to healthcare IT—including their effects on healthcare personnel and the patient experience—Professor Hedge offers solutions to the unique ergo challenges of IT-intensive work in the areas of digital radiology, nursing stations, computers on wheels (COWs), patient accounts, and medical records. Professor Hedge is the Director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics program at Cornell University.
In “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World” on April 8 in San Francisco, Auden Schendler, a LEED-Certified Professional and Executive Director of Community and Environmental Responsibility at Aspen Skiing Company, offers an honest, first-hand account of what driving an eco-friendly company actually entails, sharing his own stories of success—and failure—heading environmental initiatives for Aspen Skiing Company, the first ski resort to receive ISO 14001 certification. Copies of Auden’s new book, Getting Green Done, will also be available.
Attendees of “Ergonomics & Healthcare” are eligible for AIA credits; IDCEC accreditation is currently pending. Attendees of  “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World” are eligible for AIA and IDCEC (IIDA, ASID, IDC, IDEC) credits.
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